One Shot Dead- 5 Wounded- At Oakland Vigil Against Violence
One 19 year-old woman was shot dead and fiver others were wounded after gunmen opened fire on a vigil against violence in Oakland last night.
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Two of the shooting victims are in critical condition.
Inside Bay Area reported:
Nineteen-year-old Rachael Green held her high school diploma in her hands June 15. One week later she died after being shot during a candlelight vigil for a classmate who was killed just days before.
Gunmen opened fire on the group gathered in West Oakland at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, killing Green and wounding five people.
The shooting happened in a parking lot of the Acorn apartment complex in the 1100 block of Eighth Street, about a half-block from where the Oakland police union held a news conference Monday. The union had denounced city plans to lay off police officers, saying it would make the city more dangerous.
Police said Green was an Oakland resident. Wounded in the attack were a 14-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, a 15-year-old boy, a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man. All live in Oakland except the 16-year-old, who police said lived in Tracy. Their names were not released.
The 14-year-old girl was wounded in the upper body, and the 16-year-old boy in the buttocks. They remained hospitalized Wednesday. The others suffered minor wounds and were treated and released.