Oakland Police are investigating current deadly pictures as road violence continues to extend – CBS San Francisco
OAKLAND (BCN / CBS SF) – Oakland police are investigating a fatal shootout in which a male victim was dead early Wednesday morning, according to authorities.
Officers responded to the 2600 block on East 27th Street at 3:46 a.m. after being alerted to gunfire in the area.
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According to police, officers have located an unresponsive man who is suffering from at least one gunshot wound.
Paramedics pronounced the Oakland resident dead at the scene. His identity was not disclosed.
Officers investigate death. Anyone with information can call the Police Homicide Squad at (510) 238-3821.
The fatal shots are the latest in a particularly violent year, with police reporting a huge increase in fatal violence on the street in Oakland.
Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong vowed Monday that he and his department were determined to halt the surge in gun violence that continued over the weekend, including two murders and nearly a dozen shootings over 36 hours.
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The violence started early Friday morning and continued on Saturday.
At 12:45 a.m. on Friday, gunfire broke out in the streets of Oakland. Officers responded to the 2300 block on 55th Avenue to investigate a report from a man lying on the ground. When the officers were there, they found an unresponsive man who was suffering from gunshot wounds.
The man died on the scene.
Less than four hours later, officials investigated a second murder. At around 4:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 1400 block on 3rd Street to investigate the report of a shooting.
Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive man who was suffering from a gunshot wound. He was also explained at the scene.
Over the next 13 hours, officers investigated seven different shootings with a total of 10 victims.
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“When many of you hear the constant gunfire, you may feel hopeless, frustrated and anxious,” Armstrong said in a press release. “As your boss, I refuse to give up! OPD needs yours [local residents] help to reduce violence in our city. “