City leader wants state of emergency declared in Oakland

4 people have died in 4 separate shootings today in Oakland within a span of about 6 hours.
January 13, 2013 12:48:38 PM PST
At least one city leader wants to declare a state of emergency in Oakland after there were six murders in one week, including four in one day.

All the victims were men or boys. Four of the crimes happened Friday between 2:30 and 8:20 p.m.

The Oakland Tribune reports that Vice Mayor Larry Reid wants a state of emergency declared in Oakland, a move that would free up mutual aid funding from the state.

The police department says Friday's shootings are a result of ongoing feuds between groups.

The department says it will commit all available additional resources to the ongoing investigations.


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