Oakland shooting: 1 killed, 5 wounded, police say

OAKLAND, Calif. — One person died and five others were wounded during a shooting in Oakland, California, on Saturday evening, authorities said.

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Updated 7:50 p.m. June 20: Oakland Police said a 22-year-old man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Investigators said the other victims, were males aged 16 to 27 and a 21-year-old woman. They were in stable condition, police said.

Authorities said they saw two men running from the scene immediately after the shooting. They were arrested and two guns were seized. Investigators are are working to determine if the suspects in custody were involved in the shooting.

Crime Stoppers of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department have offered $35,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

OPD This evening, June 19, 2021 a large crowd of 1,000 gathered at Lake Merritt. Due to the large crowd gathering and...

Posted by Oakland Police Department on Saturday, June 19, 2021

Original report: The shooting occurred during a Juneteenth celebration along Oakland’s Lake Merritt, KTVU reported. The four victims were taken to an area hospital, where one person was pronounced dead, the Oakland Police Department said in a tweet.

The condition of the other three victims was not available, according to the East Bay Times.

Police received calls about shots fired at about 6:22 p.m. PDT, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Approximately 1,000 people had gathered in the area when the shooting occurred, according to the newspaper.

The shooting occurred about one mile north of the Lake Merritt Amphitheater, the Times reported.

It was the 59th homicide investigated by Oakland police this year, the newspaper reported. Last year at this time, police had investigated 32 homicides in the city.