OAKLAND — A man died and seven others were injured Monday after a shooting in an East Oakland neighborhood, authorities said.
Shortly before 6:10 p.m., police responded to reports of a possible shooting after learning of a ShotSpotter activation near the 5900 block of MacArthur Boulevard in the city’s Seminary neighborhood.
When officers arrived at Seminary Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, they found no victims at the initial scene, but soon received reports of multiple people managing to obtain their own transportation to hospitals for treatment.
At a press conference Monday night, an Oakland police spokesperson confirmed eight people were shot, with one person later pronounced dead.
His identity was not available, pending next-of-kin notification by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office coroner’s bureau.
Other officers responded to the scene, blocking off traffic and recovering surveillance-camera footage and spent casings.
Police did not share any descriptions of associated suspects or vehicles in the incident.
The killing is the sixth homicide investigated by Oakland police this year.
Police had investigated nine homicides within the city at this same point in 2022.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the killer. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or 510-238-7950 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.
Check back for updates.
Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.
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