Eight people shot at memorial service

August 30, 2008 5:52:37 PM PDT
Officers say they're frustrated by the fact that there were about 100 people in the area during the shooting but so far no one has come forward to tell investigators what they saw.

The shooting happened last night at 10:15 at 82nd and MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland where a group of about 100 people were holding a memorial service.

Police say they found two victims at the scene. One was an 18 year old woman. She was 7 months pregnant.

The woman and her unborn baby died at the hospital. Police are calling it a double homicide.

The other victim is in critical condition.

3 other victims showed up at the hospital at a later time.

One is in critical condition and two are in stable condition.

Investigators say there are multiple suspects, with multiple guns.

Police don't believe it is a random shooting but don't have a motive at this time.

"When people go out there and shoot up a block especially with a lot of people there's a reason for it," said Oakland Public Information Officer Jeff Thomason.

Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums issued a statement asking for help from the communities.

"There are people in our communities who know who these shooters are and I urge these Oakland residents to step forward to help get these people off the street," said Mayor Dellums.

The Oakland Police Department is also offering a $40,000 reward for the arrest of the people responsible for this shooting.


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