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    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police in Oakland on Tuesday released a photo of a suspect vehicle authorities believe was used during a fatal shooting in the Lake Merritt area Sunday afternoon. The victim — who police identified as Eric Davis — was fatally shot Sunday at around 3:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Grand Avenue, police said. READ MORE: COVID Omicron Variant: CDC Expands Surveillance To San Francisco International AirportHe was the latest victim of an ongoing surge in violence in the East Bay community. Oakland police said the fatal shooting that killed Davis was the city’s 127th homicide of the year. According to investigators, Davis was shot confronting someone trying to burglarize his car. Police are still looking for the shooter, who fled in his own car. The suspect vehicle identified by police on Tuesday is a black Toyota Rav 4. A reward for $10,000 has been offered in the case. OPD Homicide investigators have released a photo of a vehicle they believe was used in the fatal shooting of Eric Davis in the 600 block of Grand...
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland police are investigating a Sunday afternoon homicide near Lake Merritt that happened when a man was shot confronting someone trying to burglarize his car.The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Grand Avenue. Police are still looking for the shooter, who fled in his own car.Police ask anyone with information about the incident contact the Oakland Police Department's homicide unit at (510) 238-3821. Crime Stoppers of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department are offering a reward up to $10,000 leading to the arrest of the suspect.The shooting death is Oakland 127th of the year, and happened just hours after Oakland police officials announced the department will add tactical teams to address the recent uptick in violent crime in the city.RELATED: 'Cars shot up, homes shot up:' Oakland police chief laments violence in his city"Several tactical teams will support the patrol officers who are responding to armed caravans, illegal sideshows and other violent crimes. The tactical teams are highly skilled in de-escalating incidents," police said on social media Sunday afternoon.A security guard was fatally...
    OAKLAND — A 22-year-old woman fatally shot last week during an attempted robbery on a cul de sac next to Lake Merritt was identified by police Tuesday as Devani Aleman Sanchez of Oakland. The shooting happened about 12:50 a.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of Lakeshore Avenue. She was taken to a hospital where she died Saturday afternoon. Police said she was standing outside a vehicle when at least one person approached her and tried to rob her at gunpoint.  Something happened that resulted in her being shot.  Police have not determined if anything was taken from her by the suspect, who apparently fled on foot. There have been seven other people shot on different portions of the cul de sac since May, including a man and a woman driving in a car early Monday.  None of those victims died and authorities so far do not not believe any of those shootings are related to the killing. The fatal shooting is the 120th death this year being investigated as a homicide by Oakland police. The California Highway Patrol has also...
    OAKLAND (BCN) — Tennis courts near Lake Merritt that had been taken over by a homeless encampment will re-open for tennis players Saturday now that the people experiencing homelessness have been successfully moved into supportive housing and the courts renovated, city officials said. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by a youth and adult tennis tournament and play time from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Athol Plaza tennis courts at 1750 Lakeshore Ave., according to the office of Oakland City Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas. READ MORE: Dense Fog Advisory Issued for Parts of Bay Area; Expect Reduced VisibilityBas will appear at the event along with Dr. August Varlack of Friends of Athol Tennis Courts and Laney Tennis and Marc Weinstein, Director of Tennis, Oakland Parks, Recreation and Youth Development. READ MORE: Amber Alert in East Bay Deactivated After Child Found Safe; Abduction and Shooting Suspect Still At LargeSince 2020, Bas’ office worked with advocates, community partners, and the City of Oakland’s Human Services Department to transition the people experiencing homelessness...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A shooting in Oakland at Lake Merritt early Thursday morning has left a victim in “grave condition,” police said. The shooting happened just before 12:30 a.m. along the 1400 block of Lakeshore Avenue. Oakland police said arriving officers found a woman suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Officers provided first aid until medics arrived and took her to the hospital. The victim’s identity was withheld pending family notification. Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the Oakland Police Department homicide section at (510) 238-3821 or the tip line 238-7950.
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — The pandemic hit businesses hard, especially those in the African American community so, on Saturday, PepsiCo presented “Dig In Day” in Oakland, an effort to help drive business to Black-owned restaurants. “Lake Merritt made it a place for us to be able to come and be our own bosses,” said Amber Johnson, a vendor at the Black International Marketplace. Oakland created the popup bazaar at the northeast tip of Lake Merritt as a way to help African Americans realize their dreams of owning their own businesses. “This is our first step,” Johnson said. “We all would love to have a storefront. We all would love to be able to leave something for our kids, because of lot of us are breaking the cycle out here A lot of us, our parents never went to college or never finished high school.” So this was a great place for Pepsi to kick off “Dig In Day,” a nationwide effort to support Black-owned restaurants with the goal of generating $100 million of new business over the next five years. “A...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The city of Oakland opened a new tiny home community near Lake Merritt. "Lakeview Village" at East 12th St. and 2nd Avenue will provide transitional housing for those already living in the area in nearby tent encampments.The rainy weather seemed an appropriate backdrop to illustrate the need for the new village in Oakland.RELATED: What it's like at the newest (and most colorful) tiny home village for unhoused young people in Oakland"Lakeview Village" will provide warmth and shelter, and a measure of safety, to 65 unhoused residents currently living in nearby tent encampments."This is a really important homeless intervention because the winter is upon us, the rains are upon us," said Oakland City Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas. "We need to get people off our streets and into these shelters."By the most recent estimate, more than 4,000 unhoused people live in Oakland, in conditions often much worse than this new community can provide."I've done a lot of winters out here," said Nino Parker, who told us he founded the tent encampment at the site in 2018. "This...
    Oakland unveiled the latest solution to its homeless camp crisis Monday — a new community of tiny homes near Lake Merritt that’s larger and has more amenities than the city’s past programs. Lakeview Village will open within the next two weeks for up to 65 homeless residents who have been living in encampments that have proliferated around Lake Merritt in recent years. They’ll live in the village’s tiny, rudimentary cabins at East 12th Street and 2nd Avenue until they secure long-term housing. “This is a really important homeless intervention because winter is upon us. The rain is upon us,” City Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas said, showing off the nearly completed site on a wet morning. “We need to get people off the streets and into these shelter opportunities.” The tiny homes are made by Washington-based Pallet Shelter, which ships prefabricated panels that are snapped together on-site to form small living spaces. Each one has one or two small beds, shelves for belongings, a locking door, windows and electricity. Residents share bathrooms and community spaces, and meals are provided. OAKLAND, CA...
    The Autumn Lights Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary as it kicked off at The Gardens at Lake Merritt on Thursday evening. The popular sold-out festival has more than 50 dazzling displays by local artists which can be seen in the seven-acre gardens from October 14-16, 6:00 -11:00 p.m. nightly. There will also be live entertainment, a kid’s fun zone, art market, food court, food trucks and beer and wine gardens. Due to COVID-19 concerns, attendance was limited this year. Proceeds from the event will support the Friends of The Gardens at Lake Merritt, a volunteer nonprofit, and for garden infrastructure. More info can be found here. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: Visitors check out the Space Garden display by artist Stan Clark as the moon rises during the Autumn Lights Festival at The Gardens at Lake Merritt in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. The event, which runs through Saturday, is sold out. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)  OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: A light display is seen during the Autumn Lights Festival at The Gardens at Lake Merritt...
    OAKLAND — A shooting injured a person Monday night outside the Whole Foods store near Lake Merritt, authorities said. Just before 9 p.m., officers responded to the store, 230 Bay Place, for reports of the shooting and found a person suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim’s condition was not immediately available late Monday. Staffers evacuated the store while police and firefighters responded to Vernon Street beside the store’s lower- and upper-level parking lots, searching for evidence. Police did not release any information about any suspects or associated vehicles. For information leading to the arrest of a suspect, police are offering up to $5,000 in the shooting. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers of Oakland at 510-777-8572. Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.
    OAKLAND (BCN) – A pedestrian was in critical condition Wednesday night following a collision with a vehicle in Oakland’s Adams Point neighborhood, police said. Officers were sent at 9:33 p.m. to Grand Avenue and Perkins Street to investigate the collision near Lake Merritt. READ MORE: Momentum Building For Major Donors Supporting Racially-Diverse Climate Groups The collision occurred as a silver Toyota Camry was traveling west on Grand Avenue and the pedestrian, a 28-year-old Oakland resident, was walking south in a crosswalk, police said. The victim was taken to Highland Hospital after receiving care from paramedics. According to police, both occupants of the Toyota were uninjured, and the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. READ MORE: Bootleg Fire Update: COVID Outbreak Among Firefighters; Still Have A Long Road Ahead Of Us Police said they don’t know yet whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision. The driver did not appear to be speeding, according to police. Anyone with information about the collision can call the Police Department’s traffic investigation unit at (510) 777-8570. MORE NEWS:...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police in Oakland on Wednesday gave details about recent weekend enforcement to stop illegal vending of marijuana and alcohol in the area around Lake Merritt. On Saturday, July 17, officers from the department’s Alcoholic Beverage Action Team (ABAT) teamed with OPD’s Lake Merritt Enforcement Detail to find and cite unpermitted vendors selling pot and alcohol near the lake. READ MORE: California Recall: Judge Clears Way For Radio Host Larry Elder To Appear On Ballot Last weekend, OPDs Alcoholic Beverage Action Team (ABAT) & OPD’s Lake Merritt Enforcement Detail, identified unpermitted vendors selling marijuana/alcohol at Lake Merritt. Officers made arrest/recovered a firearm. See full story#STANDUPSAFEOAKLANDhttps://t.co/7i5XM8oxAu pic.twitter.com/eZDgwuL7Wk — Oakland Police Dept. (@oaklandpoliceca) July 21, 2021 READ MORE: State Budget Sending San Francisco $2 Million To Fight Food Insecurity At 12:30 p.m. on the 500 block of Grand Avenue, officers identified an unpermitted vendor selling marijuana. As officers approached the man, he fled and quickly discarded a loaded firearm. Officers recovered the firearm and pursued the man, eventually apprehending and arresting him. Police also found a second vendor...
    OAKLAND — Weekend permitted vendors at Lake Merritt routinely sell food, clothing, jewelry and other items to the large crowds that gather there. But under-the-table sales of drugs and alcohol are no-nos, which two men found out Saturday, police said Wednesday. About 12:30 p.m. Saturday a man, who had a stand with socks and other items for sale, was observed also selling marijuana, which he did not have a permit for, police said. When officers confronted him, he quickly discarded a loaded revolver and started to run away, police said. Officers who chased him saw him dropping a bag of what turned out to be Xanax tablets during the pursuit before he was eventually captured and arrested, police said. Police said a second vendor, who was legitimately selling water and soft drinks near Grand and El Embarcadero, was also illegally selling alcohol. Police seized the alcohol and cited the man. The two cases were done by the department’s Alcoholic Beverage Action Team working with the department’s Lake Merritt Enforcement Team with the purpose being to identify people illegally selling marijuana...
    A creature that's often seen in the San Francisco Bay somehow managed to make its way into Lake Merritt.Dan Fournier, an Oakland resident, said he was walking around the lake Tuesday evening when he noticed something unusual: a bat ray."I never see anything aside from many teeny fish," said Fournier. "I had to google it. What is this? How did it get in there?" he said.RELATED: Lobster diver describes being swallowed by humpbackUpon searching, he realized he was not the first to spot a bat ray in the lake. But he decided to post the video on Reddit where it generated a lot of discussion among Oaklanders.Some were surprised to learn Lake Merritt is connected to the San Francisco Bay through a channel, though there is a grate that is designed to stop the flow of large debris.Mariah Evin, a senior biologist at the California Academy of Sciences said she had not heard of many bat rays getting in to the lake."I'm still amazed he got through the gate," said Evin.VIDEO: Bear, 3 cubs enjoy picnic at South Lake Tahoe...
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — Oakland police chief LeRonne Armstrong and the leader of the city’s violence-prevention department headlined a midday gathering of city and community leaders Saturday at Lake Merritt to decry rising violence and remember the city’s many recent homicide victims. Announcing “Stand Up for a Safe Oakland,” rally at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater, on Lake Merritt Boulevard between 12th Street and 1st Avenue, Oakland police said there have been 71 homicides so far in 2021. There were 85 homicides in all of 2020 and 68 in 2018, the lowest annual figure since 1999, according to a city report. So, who showed up? And what happens next? “Listen, when they gave me this job I told you I was going to be honest with you,” Chief Armstrong told the crowd. “I told you I was going to fight for African-American people in the city. Ain’t nothing changed.” Armstrong asked for Oakland to show up and what he got was a collection of families affected by gun violence along with a crowd of city residents frustrated by violent crime. “Different...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Grizzly Peak Boulevard and several streets around Oakland’s Lake Merritt were closed to traffic Sunday in an effort to reduce fire hazards and keep the large July 4th crowds under control. Grizzly Peak Boulevard is a popular spot to watch fireworks, but it is also nestled in a very high fire hazard zone with very narrow roadways. The road will be closed to vehicle traffic between Skyline Boulevard and Centennial Drive from 5 a.m. Sunday through 5 a.m. Monday. READ MORE: Amber Alert: Modesto 11-Year-Old Abducted After Violent Domestic Dispute Assault Oakland is also coordinating the Grizzly Peak closure with Berkeley, East Bay Regional Parks, UC Berkeley, Moraga/Orinda Fire, Alameda County, Cal Fire and Caltrans. The corridor has been closed over 4th of July holiday for the last two years, and city officials said there were no confirmed fires and reduced crowds and illegal parking at the lookout points. “The decision to limit vehicle traffic along key corridors proved successful last year along Grizzly Peak where fire danger is extremely high and roads are narrow, and...
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — With big crowds expected at Lake Merritt in Oakland this holiday weekend, city officials will be closing some streets in the neighborhood due to safety concerns. City leaders put the new measures in place to try to reduce crowd sizes during the holiday weekend. But some neighbors are still concerned about safety and plan to leave town to avoid any problems. READ MORE: CoCo County Fire: In Just Seconds Safe And Sane Fireworks Can Get Out-Of-Control Oakland officials believe the street closures will provide better access for first responders and result in a safe celebration. It was a beautiful and relatively quiet Friday afternoon at the lake, quite the contrast from what city leaders anticipate over the coming July 4th weekend with several thousand people expected to gather at Lake Merritt to celebrate the holiday. “I don’t think we’ll get 10,000 people like they did on Juneteenth. But people will come to the lake,” said neighbor Renee Dyer. “My concern is the lake will be flooded. The warm weather will draw a large crowd,” said Parks and...
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — With big crowds expected at Lake Merritt in Oakland this holiday weekend, city officials will be closing some streets in the neighborhood due to safety concerns. City leaders put the new measures in place to try to reduce crowd sizes during the holiday weekend. But some neighbors are still concerned about safety and plan to leave town to avoid any problems. READ MORE: CoCo County Fire: In Just Seconds Safe And Sane Fireworks Can Get Out-Of-Control Oakland officials believe the street closures will provide better access for first responders and result in a safe celebration. It was a beautiful and relatively quiet Friday afternoon at the lake, quite the contrast from what city leaders anticipate over the coming July 4th weekend with several thousand people expected to gather at Lake Merritt to celebrate the holiday. “I don’t think we’ll get 10,000 people like they did on Juneteenth. But people will come to the lake,” said neighbor Renee Dyer. “My concern is the lake will be flooded. The warm weather will draw a large crowd,” said Parks and...
    OAKLAND — A 32-year-old man was shot early Wednesday near Lake Merritt after he got into an argument with some other men at a bar, authorities said. He was in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the leg, authorities said. The shooting was reported about 1:30 a.m. in the 100 block of 14th Street across the street from the main library and near Lake Merritt. Authorities said the man had gotten into an argument with three other men inside a bar in the area. The argument carried over outside where the 32-year-old man got into a physical fight with one of the men, police said.  During the fight he was shot by one of the other men, authorities said. Police have not said what the argument was about. The suspects fled and the man was able to get a ride from another person to a hospital. Detailed descriptions of the suspects were not released. Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrests of the suspects. Anyone with...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Oakland's City Council has voted to reallocate money away from the police budget.$18 million will be diverted from police to violence prevention and other services not involving the police.The cut means there will be only four police academies over the next two years, instead of the six academies Mayor Libby Schaaf wanted.RELATED: Critics upset over Oakland mayor's budget proposal to increase police fundingIn a statement released to to ABC7 News, Mayor Schaaf called out the six council members who voted for the cut:"The budget passed today by the Oakland City Council makes bold investments to reimagine public safety through violence prevention and non-police strategies that I strongly support.Unfortunately, it also cuts 50 police officers who respond to Oaklanders' 911 calls and enforce traffic safety. It also cuts much-needed future academies, which will significantly reduce police staffing and delay response to Oaklanders in their time of crisis. It will force our officers to work even more overtime shifts, which are expensive and unsafe for officers and residents alike.I believe that until we have proven alternatives, we cannot...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Oakland's City Council has voted to reallocate money away from the police budget.$18 million will be diverted from police to violence prevention and other services not involving the police.The cut means there will be only four police academies over the next two years, instead of the six academies Mayor Libby Schaaf wanted.RELATED: Critics upset over Oakland mayor's budget proposal to increase police fundingIn a statement released to to ABC7 News, Mayor Schaaf called out the six council members who voted for the cut:"The budget passed today by the Oakland City Council makes bold investments to reimagine public safety through violence prevention and non-police strategies that I strongly support.Unfortunately, it also cuts 50 police officers who respond to Oaklanders' 911 calls and enforce traffic safety. It also cuts much-needed future academies, which will significantly reduce police staffing and delay response to Oaklanders in their time of crisis. It will force our officers to work even more overtime shifts, which are expensive and unsafe for officers and residents alike.I believe that until we have proven alternatives, we cannot...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Local leaders in Oakland reacted to President Biden inviting the Oakland police chief to meet with him on gun violence.Overall, they said they would welcome any federal funding after a weekend Juneteenth celebration was marred by violence.RELATED: Lake Merritt shooting: Victim leaves behind high school sweetheart, 1-year-old sonOakland tallied up it's 60th homicide after a weekend shooting that left one young man dead and seven others wounded.Councilmember Carroll Fife spoke out forcefully at a lakeside vigil Tuesday night, and while she was happy the police chief met with the President of the United States, she has concerns about redirecting funds away from coronavirus relief."If we're talking about redirecting COVID relief funds, from those directly impacted and struggling, I would be extremely concerned," she said. "I think it could potentially be useful, but I would like to know a lot more. I'm not sure pumping dollars from the top down is the direction we need to go."City council member Nikki Fortunato Bas added, "It's not the number of police on the street that will prevent violence. It's...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A man with a knife broke into the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland on Sunday morning, yelling at a priest and disrupting mass.The church says security was trying to keep the man out, but he got in through an open door and started yelling profanities at the clergy. Eventually, the priest was able to escort the man outside. No one was injured, but the incident is revealing a larger trend."We have had parishioners, mugged, assaulted, and robbed right in the area," says Father Schexnayder.Schexnayder was not there on Sunday, but runs the Lady of Lourdes Church on the other side of Lake Merritt, one block away from the mass shooting on Saturday that left a 22-year old man dead, and seven others wounded as thousands of people were out along the lake.RELATED: Fatal Lake Merritt shooting tied to SF gangs, Oakland police saySo what does Father Schexnayder want to see as the Oakland City Council debates whether to move more money from the police to fund mental health and non-police intervention services?"I would say...
    Oakland Councilmembers Carroll Fife and Nikki Fortunato Bas were joined by Councilmember Noel Gallo, faith leaders and community members during a peace and healing vigil for the shooting victims at the Lake Merritt Pergola in Oakland, late Tuesday. Tuesday, the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau identified the person killed as Dashawn Rhoades, 22, of Oakland and San Francisco. Rhoades was killed and 6 others were injured last Saturday during Juneteenth celebrations at Lake Merritt. “I continue to be committed to ending violence long before it happens by investing in violence prevention with young people and our most impacted communities,” says Fortunato Bas in a newsletter. “I’m also committed to ensuring our parks and public spaces are safe and inclusive and will continue to advocate for permitted events at the Lake and across the city, especially as we re-open from the long pandemic.” Oakland Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas speaks as Councilmembers Noel Gallo, center, Carroll Fife, right, and other community leaders look on during a peace and healing vigil at the Lake Merritt Pergola in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, June 22, 2021....
    OAKLAND – A man killed in a mass shooting at Lake Merritt on June 19 has been identified as Dashawn Rhoades, 22, of Oakland and San Francisco, according to the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau. Seven other people were injured in the shooting on the 2200 block of Lakeshore Avenue. At a news conference Monday, Oakland police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said the shooting was carried out by “multiple shooters” and “directly related to group and gang violence” linked to San Francisco. Some, but not all, of the victims were the intended targets of the gun violence, authorities said. “I think some of the individuals that were shot and injured, to include the individual that unfortunately passed away, I believe were targeted individuals,” said Oakland police Lt. Leo Sanchez. Authorities have yet to announce any arrests or identify any suspects in the mass shooting. So far this year, Oakland has recorded six mass shootings — defined as single incidents with four or more gunshot victims — the most of any city in California. Related Articles ‘Several people’ fired guns during Juneteenth...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Authorities have identified the person killed in a shooting Saturday at Lake Merritt.Just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office announced the Coroner's Bureau identified the victim as 22-year-old Dashawn Rhodes, a resident of Oakland and San Francisco.RELATED: Fatal Lake Merritt shooting tied to SF gangs, Oakland police saySeven others were injured in the June 19 shooting. Officials say they are in stable condition.Police believe the shooting was not random, and is tied to San Francisco gangs.Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact Oakland police.VIDEO: Deadly shooting at Oakland's Lake Merritt EMBED More News Videos One person is dead and five others are injured after a shooting along Lake Merritt near the Juneteenth Festival in Oakland Saturday, police said. A vigil is taking place Tuesday at 6 p.m. to honor Rhoades.It is organized by some Oakland city councilmembers.The victim from the June 19th homicide on the 2200 Block of Lakeshore Drive in Oakland has been identified by the Coroner’s Bureau as: Dashawn Rhoades, age 22, A resident of Oakland and San...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The Alameda County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday afternoon identified the man who died in the Juneteenth mass shooting at Oakland’s Lake Merritt as 22-year-old Dashawn Rhoades. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office tweeted out the information shortly before 4 p.m. READ MORE: Animal Rights Group Sues Park Service Over Dying Elk At Point Reyes National Seashore The victim from the June 19th homicide on the 2200 Block of Lakeshore Drive in Oakland has been identified by the Coroner’s Bureau as: Dashawn Rhoades, age 22, A resident of Oakland and San Francisco. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact @oaklandpoliceca — Alameda County Sheriff (@ACSOSheriffs) June 22, 2021 Oakland police had previously confirmed that the man who died in the shooting was a 22-year-old male from San Francisco. The sheriff’s office said Rhoades was a resident of Oakland and San Francisco. ALSO READ: San Francisco Gang Warfare Blamed For Oakland Lake Merritt Mass Shooting The mass shooting during Juneteenth festivities at Lake Merritt on Saturday also injured eight victims. Rhoades was the only fatality...
    OAKLAND — A mass shooting Saturday evening that killed one young man and tore up a massive Juneteenth celebration around Lake Merritt was carried out by “multiple shooters,” and likely is connected to gangs based in San Francisco, authorities said Monday. “The individuals responsible were multiple shooters, not just one. We’ve learned over the last couple days that several people fired weapons during this event,” Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said during a news conference. Authorities added another victim to the total Monday, saying seven people had been injured in addition to the one person killed. “We don’t believe that this was a random shooting. We believe that this was directly related to group and gang violence … related to the city of San Francisco,” Armstrong said. Police have not yet definitively identified the people responsible for the shooting, which took place around 6:22 p.m. in the 2200 block of Lakeshore Avenue. Authorities are working with San Francisco police’s gang units to investigate the case, police officials said. “There seems to be some group or gang feud going on, and...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Two warring gangs from San Francisco appear to be responsible for a mass shooting at Lake Merritt on Saturday, Oakland police said on Monday. Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said his investigators were working with San Francisco police to find those responsible for the shooting a crowded event at Lake Merritt. One person was killed and eight others were injured and it’s believed the same group is responsible for multiple recent shootings. READ MORE: Westbound Lanes of I-580 in Pleasanton Reopen Following Police Activity “We believe this was directly related to group and gang violence and group and gang violence not even connected to the city of Oakland,” said Armstrong. “This appears to be group and gang violence related to the city of San Francisco.” There were about 10,000 people all around Lake Merritt for several different events, with some 5,000 people in the area where the shooting happened. The event was a day-long gathering to commemorate Juneteenth. The victims ranged in age from 16 to mid-60s; the deceased victim was a 22-year-old man from San Francisco. Armstrong...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Police officials say the deadly weekend shooting at Lake Merritt that killed a man and wounded eight others was not random, and is tied to San Francisco gangs.According to Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong, there were several shooters and firearms present at the area of 5,000 people. Multiple shots were fired.Officials say the two suspects arrested at the scene are not connected with the shooting.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. Update: @oaklandpoliceca say 22 year-old man from SF killed, 6 wounded in shooting at Lake Merritt Saturday. 2 suspects arrested, motive unknown. Police say shooting not connected to #juneteenth celebration. https://t.co/a5yk5mBtzA pic.twitter.com/1080oTIZIy— Cornell Barnard (@CornellBarnard) June 20, 2021Officers 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.VIDEO: Deadly shooting at Oakland's...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong is giving a briefing on the Saturday shooting that left one dead, 5 wounded in Lake Merritt.Police say there is a seventh victim in Saturday's 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. Update: @oaklandpoliceca say 22 year-old man from SF killed, 6 wounded in shooting at Lake Merritt Saturday. 2 suspects arrested, motive unknown. Police say shooting not connected to #juneteenth celebration. https://t.co/a5yk5mBtzA pic.twitter.com/1080oTIZIy— Cornell Barnard (@CornellBarnard) June 20, 2021Officers 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.VIDEO: Deadly shooting at Oakland's Lake Merritt EMBED...
    TWO men have been arrested after gunmen killed one person and injured six others as they opened fire at a Juneteenth celebration. Shots were heard near Lake Merritt in Oakland, California on Saturday night. 1Gunfire was heard during a Juneteenth celebration in Oakland, California on SaturdayCredit: Citizen A 22-year-old man was killed in the gunfire while six other were shot at and in a stable condition. Cops have arrested two men and recovered two guns, NBC Bay Area reports. Officers are trying to investigate whether they were connected to the shooting. The victim’s identity has not been released. It comes as a woman who was caught in the crossfire mistook the gunfire for fireworks. Anita Flynn was out walking her dog when some 300 party-goers came rushing in her direction. She told KPIX5: "All of sudden, people in front of me started running away from me toward the gazebo. "And I turned around, like, 300 people were running right at me. So I sort of stepped into the bush with my dog and they kind of ran around me....
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — Oakland police say roughly 5,000 people were hanging out on Lakeshore Avenue when gunfire erupted Saturday evening. The mass shooting at Lake Merritt injured six people and killed a 22-year-old San Francisco man. “All I saw was the gunshot. It was like ‘pop! pop! pop!'” said a witness who feared retaliation and declined to provide his name. “After they shot the people, the bullets hit the ground five feet away from me. I was like, ‘oh my f**ing God,’ excuse my language.” Police arrested two men and recovered two guns. No motive has been determined and it is unclear if they were shooting at each other or shooting at another group. RELATED ARTICLE: 1 Dead, 6 Wounded in Saturday Evening Shooting at Oakland’s Lake Merritt “We’re looking to see if this is connected to any gangs, groups, specific targets. We don’t have those answers right now,” said Oakland police spokesperson Johnna Watson. The sounds of gunfire caused panic and hundreds of people to run away. Police said the six victims, ranging in age from 16 to...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Police say there is a seventh victim in Saturday's 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.RELATED: 1 dead, 5 injured in shooting at Oakland's Lake Merritt, police sayPolice officials estimated a crowd of approximately 1000 people in the area.Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf released the following statement to ABC7 News on Saturday."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...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Oakland police say there is a seventh victim in Saturday's deadly Lake Merritt shooting in Oakland after showing up to the hospital with a gunshot wound. She is listed in stable condition.The shooting happened on Lakeshore Avenue at Lake Merritt just after 6p.m. where people had gathered for a Juneteenth celebration in Oakland on the other side of the lake, police say.A 22-year-old male from San Francisco was shot and killed near the event. It was previously reported five others were injured. They are also reported to be in stable condition.Police officials estimated a crowd of approximately 1000 people in the area.Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf released the following statement to ABC7 News on Saturday."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...
    A WOMAN who was in the middle of crossfire when two armed men open fire on a Juneteenth celebration in Oakland thought the shots were fireworks. Anita Flynn was out walking her dog when some 300 party-goers came rushing in her directions. 1Four people were shot and one died on Saturday night during a Juneteenth celebration in Oakland, CaliforniaCredit: Citizen Oakland Police are investigating a shooting, 2200 block of Lakeshore Avenue. 4 victims sustained gunshot wounds. One of the victims was pronounced deceased at the hospital. This investigation is still active. If you have information call OPD (510)238-3821 pic.twitter.com/aqRwUE0oDi— Oakland Police Dept. (@oaklandpoliceca) June 20, 2021 "All of sudden, people in front of me started running away from me toward the gazebo,” she told KPIX 5. "And I turned around, like, 300 people were running right at me. So I sort of stepped into the bush with my dog and they kind of ran around me. "I thought it was maybe just fireworks." One 22-year-old male is dead and five others are wounded after two armed men began shooting into...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — One person was dead, five others wounded and two armed men arrested Saturday evening in a shooting near the shores of Oakland’s Lake Merritt. Oakland police PIO Officer Johnna Watson said that at the time shots rang out at 6:22 p.m. there was a large crowd of 1,000 gathered at Lake Merritt. #breaking @KPIXtv multiple people shot during a Juneteenth celebration at Oakland Lake Merritt. We’re told by @oaklandpoliceca one person died. Hundreds of people still in the area. pic.twitter.com/8mrSgk6AW2 — Da Lin (@DaKPIX) June 20, 2021 Officers were in the area and quickly responded to the scene. They discovered six gunshot victims. Five males ranging from age 16-27 and one female 21-years-old. A 22-year-old male was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening wounds and succumbed to his injuries a short time later. His identity was being withheld pending notification of next to kin. No updates were given on the condition of the other five victims. Andrew Simpson was jogging in the park when the shots rang out. “I heard gunshots. It was really quick,”...
    A JUNETEENTH celebration in Oakland ended in bloodshed, with one person dead and numerous others wounded by gunshots. At around 6:25pm, cops say gunfire rang out as over 1,000 people amassed to enjoy the newly minted federal holiday. 1Four people were shot and one died on Saturday night during a Juneteenth celebration in Oakland, CaliforniaCredit: Citizen Oakland police confirmed of of the four people were shot died. Oakland Police are investigating a shooting, 2200 block of Lakeshore Avenue. 4 victims sustained gunshot wounds. One of the victims was pronounced deceased at the hospital. This investigation is still active. If you have information call OPD (510)238-3821 pic.twitter.com/aqRwUE0oDi— Oakland Police Dept. (@oaklandpoliceca) June 20, 2021 The victim had been rushed to a hospital but was later pronounced dead. There was fifth person who was injured, but didn't get shot, KGO reported. The festivities drew a crowd of around 1000 people to the area to partake in Juneteenth. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination for...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- One person is dead and several others are injured after gunshots were fired at Lake Merritt in Oakland Saturday, police said.Police say they received reports of shots fired in the 2200 block of Lakeshore Avenue at around 6:22 p.m. Officers located four victims who sustained gunshot wounds.One of the victims was transported to a hospital, and later pronounced deceased.OPD says a fifth individual was also injured in the incident but was not shot.Police officials are estimating a crowd of approximately 1000 people in the area.Stay with ABC7 News on this developing story.
    At least one person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting Saturday evening near Lake Merritt in Oakland. Police said the shooting was reported at about 6:22 p.m. in the 2200 block of Lakeshore Avenue, where a crowd of people estimated at 1,000 people had gathered. Police did not say whether the victims were men or women, or adults or juveniles. One victim was pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital. The condition of the other three victims was not available. Investigators said they were trying to determine a motive for the shooting and identify suspects. No arrests have been made. The shooting occurred about one mile north of the Lake Merritt Amphitheater, where hundreds of people had gathered throughout the day to commemorate June 19, 1865, the day that the last enslaved people in Texas finally learned that President Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation two years earlier. On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed legislation marking Juneteenth as a federal holiday. It was unclear early Saturday evening whether there was any connection between the shooting and...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — One person has died and at least three others suffered gunshot wounds early Saturday evening at Oakland’s Lake Merritt, police told KPIX. Reports of shots fired in the 2200 block of Lakeshore Avenue brought police to the scene where an estimated crowd approaching 1,000 had gathered. Officers located four victims of gunfire. One of them died at the hospital. Will be updated.
    OAKLAND — Police and firefighters were at the scene of a person shot in a neighborhood just east of Lake Merritt, authorities said. Shortly before 11:50 p.m., officers responded to a report of ShotSpotter activity near Second Avenue and International Boulevard in the city’s Merritt neighborhood. When officers arrived, they found a victim in the 1400 block of Second Avenue suffering from a gunshot wound, and provided treatment until paramedics and Oakland Fire Department firefighters arrived. A condition was not immediately available Monday night. investigators managed to recover at least one casing from the scene, but no information about shooting suspects or associated vehicles was immediately available late Monday. For information leading to the arrest of a suspect, police are offering up to $5,000 in the shooting. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers of Oakland at 510-777-8572. Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.
    OAKLAND — A 28-year-old man was shot Thursday in an East Oakland neighborhood, authorities said. Shortly before 3 p.m., officers responded to reports of ShotSpotter activity near 20th Street and East 22nd Avenue in the city’s Highland Terrace neighborhood. They learned a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper back had managed to obtain transportation to a hospital. He was initially listed in stable condition. Along 19th Street at East 22nd, investigators found a scene outside an apartment complex where multiple shooters had apparently exchanged gunfire. At least thirty evidence markers showing casings in the street, on a sidewalk and driveway were visible, and at least two parked vehicles were struck. A police helicopter flew over the area for a time as part of the investigation. There were no other immediate reports of injuries. For information leading to the arrest of a suspect, police are offering up to $5,000 in the shooting. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers of Oakland at 510-777-8572. N510PD, a 369E, is circling over Lake Merritt, Oakland at 800...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A two-alarm fire erupted inside an apartment building in Oakland near Lake Merritt Tuesday morning, quickly spreading throughout the second floor, sending flames and a towering smoke plume into the air. The Oakland Fire Department said crews responded to reports of a fire in the three-story building located near 2nd Ave and International about a block from Lake Merritt around 8 a.m. Arriving firefighters discovered flames and smoke streaming out of the second story. They quickly called in a second alarm. #breaking #workingfire #oakland pic.twitter.com/QJHysj2NRu — Oakland Firefighters (@OaklandFireLive) May 4, 2021 Fire officials said crews were battling to prevent the flames from spreading to nearby buildings. “Working fire on all 3 floors of main building,” the department tweeted. 2nd Ave & International BLVD arrival conditions. #oakland #workingfire #breaking @CitizenApp pic.twitter.com/gsT96q2kaz — Oakland Firefighters (@OaklandFireLive) May 4, 2021 No injuries have been reported.   This is a breaking news update. More information to be added shortly.
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police in Oakland on Thursday confirmed the arrest of three suspects — including one juvenile — and the seizure of two guns after an an armed carjacking near Lake Merritt Monday night. On Monday evening at around 10:12 p.m., officers responded to a report of an armed carjacking near the southern end of Lake Merritt on the 1200 block of Lakeshore Avenue. READ MORE: UPDATE U.S. Drought Monitor Puts Most of Bay Area Under Extreme Drought Conditions Officers found the stolen vehicle in a parking lot in the 3300 block of 72nd Avenue at around 10:49 p.m. As officers approached, three occupants exited the stolen vehicle and fled into the neighborhood on foot. Officers quickly set up a perimeter around the area. For the safety of those in the area and the potential level of violence, the department approved the use of the Emergency Rescue Vehicle and SUV. Authorities felt the deployment was necessary because officers believed the individuals who fled from the stolen vehicle were possibly armed. READ MORE: CHP: Man Killed In Early Morning...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The beautiful weather made for a very busy day at Oakland's Lake Merritt on Sunday. Police have upped enforcement of rules in the park due to the massive crowds seen in recent months.Sunday those rules were being enforced on one side of the park and that pushed many onto the other side, which made for more unhappy patrons.RELATED: Oakland mayor says of out-of-town vendors at Lake Merritt 'pisses me off'That "other side" was the north side of the lake, where vendors squeezed in. Many of those vendors had been on Lakeshore Avenue, which looked like a whole different town when our cameras were there. Police were enforcing the rules on that part of the lake in response to complaints about trash, parking and noise."They have the whole other side blocked off because there is too many people, but all it's doing is making a small space for the same amount of people. These are the same people that come out weekly cause there is no where else to go," says vendor Anthony Blanca."They're really congested there...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — As the weather has turned warm and the COVID-19 restrictions eased, weekend crowds and illegal vendors have continued to flock to Oakland’s Lake Merritt. Local officials fear the gatherings may lead to new COVID-19 cases. They also have soaring safety concerns. So this weekend they put in new restrictions to keep the crowds away. READ MORE: New Businesses Open, Expand In San Francisco As COVID Restrictions Ease Popular Lakeshore Ave. has been converted into a one-lane and one-way street. They also removed parking on one side of the street. But while the traffic measures prevented the illegal parking, they did not stop the dozens of vendors from setting up shop along Lake Merritt on Saturday. The vendors had no permits and no licenses. The city reported some vendors even sold alcohol and marijuana. Neighbors said after the rainy season, the illegal vendors returned in January. “It has steadily degraded until last weekend, which was the worst weekend so far,” said neighbor Scott Bodarky. In addition to the vendors, Bodarky said, the warm weather brought out thousands...
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