Oakland shootings leave 1 dead, 3 injured


September 2, 2012 1:44:59 PM PDT
Oakland police are investigating a number of shootings overnight that left one person dead and three others injured.

Police say a man died in a shooting around 9 p.m. Saturday on 53rd Street, just a block from Children's Hospital. The Contra Costa Times reports the victim is 29-year old Lorenzo Ward.

No arrests have been made.

This is Oakland's 81st homicide this year. That's two more than this time last year.

Officials say three other people were injured in separate shootings. They are expected to recover.