It all began after a man driving a luxury car was shot and killed and then crashed his car into another vehicle. Two children were lucky to escape from the nasty wreck with only minor injuries.
Violence on the streets of Oakland has already claimed the lives of three children in the past year and it almost happened again.
The driver of a blue, newer model Bentley was shot. The car went a block down to 86th Avenue and Bancroft Avenue where he plowed into a Monte Carlo carrying two mothers and their two children.
"They were going home. They were right around the corner from the house and someone got shot. They heard some gunshots and the car just ran into them, they were innocent bystanders, they had nothing to do with the shooting or anything else," said Royann Steel, a grandmother.
The driver of the Bentley died at the hospital.
Steel said her daughter, 26-year-old Talisha Logwood, was the driver of the Monte Carlo. Firefighters had to use the jaws of life to cut open the roof to rescue Logwood's 6-year-old son, her passenger, 25-year-old Raykia Evans, and her 8-year-old daughter.
Evans was taken to the hospital in stable condition. The children were taken to Children's Hospital Oakland with only minor injuries. Still, it came as no comfort to Steel.
"Yes it bothers me. It's a scary feeling. I just wish the violence would stop in Oakland. There's too many innocent kids and people getting killed and hurt. So they should just stop and think," said Steel.
They were simply driving in their neighborhood. Police say they're still trying to identify the driver who was shot and killed and they're still looking for the suspect or suspects.