Man fatally shot in Oakland’s Chinatown close to Police Headquarters; Fired not less than 20 rounds – CBS San Francisco
OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A person was fatally shot and killed in Oakland’s Chinatown on Monday afternoon amid a continued increase in gun violence and killings in the city.
Police said the shooting occurred briefly at 2:10 p.m. on the 400 block on 8th Street. The shooting was heard at Oakland Police Department headquarters a few blocks away.
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“There were a number of gunshots that could be heard from the police. The officers rushed to the scene, ”said Oakland Police Department captain Bobby Hookfin at a meeting about an hour after the shooting.
Hookfin said they found a man with gunshot wounds. The officers assisted the victim and called for medical help, but the man died from his injuries.
According to Andria Borba from KPIX 5, at least 20 cartridge cases were visible on the ground.
Scene on 8th and Broadway in Oakland. Shoot – see at least 20 bodies on the ground. More at @KPIXtv pic.twitter.com/E1KxoAYElA
– Andria Borba (@AndriaKPIX) May 24, 2021
“I think our ShotSpotter has counted at least 20 laps,” said Hookfin.
According to police, the shooter may have used a high-powered weapon or multiple weapons.
Police told KPIX 5 that Monday’s shooting was unrelated to the spate of assault and hate crimes against Asian Americans in recent weeks. Hookfin called the incident “aimed shooting”.
No additional details about the victim or potential suspects were immediately available.
Monday’s murder marks the 52nd murder in Oakland this year, more than twice that of the same time last year.
Police said they are searching the area for surveillance videos and that the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone who witnessed the shooting is encouraged to contact the Department’s Homicide Division at 510-238-3821.