1 dead, 6 injured in Lake Merritt shooting


OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — Police say there is a seventh victim in deadly Lake Merritt shooting in Oakland that left one person dead, five others injured. The female victim showed up to the hospital with a gunshot wound, but is listed in stable condition.
The shooting happened on Lakeshore Avenue at Lake Merritt just after 6 p.m. where people had gathered for a Juneteenth celebration on the other side of the lake, police say.
Officers previously reported they located six victims, five males aged 16-27 and one female, 22, suffering from gunshot wounds.
A 22-year-old man from San Francisco was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The other five victims are reported to be in stable condition.
Oakland Police has arrested two suspects who were seen running from the scene with firearms.
Their two firearms were also seized.
The police department’s homicide investigation unit is determining if the two men arrested are responsible for the shooting.
Police officials estimated a crowd of approximately 1000 people in the area.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf released the following statement.
“Tonight a joyous occasion at our Lake Merritt was marred by a senseless act of gun violence. Police in the area tended to victims, and apprehended two people with firearms near the scene. The investigation is ongoing and will determine if they are connected to the shooting. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims, and I want to thank our officers for a quick response.”
Police are encouraging anyone with information, video footage or photos to contact OPD’s Homicide Division at (510) 238-3821.
Crime Stoppers of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department are offering up to $40,000 for information leading to the arrest(s) in this case.


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