15-month-old girl shot while riding in car in Oakland's Little Saigon, fire officials say

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023
15-month-old shot while riding in car in Oakland: Firefighters
A 15-month-old girl was shot while riding in a car in Oakland's Little Saigon neighborhood Monday evening, fire officials said.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A 15-month-old girl is receiving treatment at UCSF Children's Hospital after she was shot Monday evening in Oakland's Little Saigon neighborhood.

Police have not released any suspect description and have not said anything about any arrests.

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Two bullet holes can still be seen on the passenger side of a red Honda. Oakland firefighters confirm that a 15-month-old toddler inside that car was struck by at least one bullet around 6:15 p.m. Monday.

"I just heard a lot of screaming outside so we just went out. There was like three girls and one man," said 8-year-old Ali Farahan.

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Ali and his brother Abdul were inside their family's store, Saba Gift Market, across from Oakland Firehouse 4.

In the surveillance video, family members can be seen running from the car to the fire station with the little girl in hand, banging on the large doors trying to get help.

"I just run out and I see the baby. She got shot right here and I heard that the bullet came in here and came out. They were like crying, her parents and stuff," said Abdul Farahan.

"The girl was on the floor and the fire department was putting stuff right here to block the bullet," said Ali.

Oakland firefighters confirm that the toddler was shot in the stomach area. Police say ShotSpotter sensors showed that shots were fired in the area near 12th Avenue and East 15th Street, close to Franklin Park and Franklin Elementary School and just a couple of blocks from the firehouse. Firefighters say after the girl was shot, the family drove to the fire station to get help.

Police haven't yet said what led to the shots being fired.

The youngsters we talked with say it was especially tough to see the little girl in pain.

"I was very sad because I have a little sister," said Ali.

"It was very painful because I have a sister and I don't want that to happen to her," said Abdul.

Oakland police are asking anyone with any information here to called the felony assault unit at (510) 238-3426.

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