1 dead, 2 injured after Brinks guard opens fire during attempted robbery in Oakland: Official

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An investigation is underway after a Brinks employee opened fire killing a suspected robber in Oakland Friday afternoon, according to a city official.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- An investigation is underway after a Brinks employee opened fire killing a suspected robber in Oakland Friday afternoon, according to a city official.

Police say one person is dead and two others were injured during that shooting, including a Brinks worker and an innocent bystander.

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It happened just before 2 p.m. in the parking lot of a Napa Autoparts on 44th Ave. and International Blvd.

Oakland city councilman Noel Gallo says the Brinks employee shot an alleged robber in self-defense. That alleged robber was killed.

Police say the two other people are at a hospital.

Gallo also tells us there were other suspects who got away.

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Authorities said a white car with several people inside was involved in the shooting.

"We are looking for information and video related to that vehicle and to those individuals in that vehicle. We're trying to identify them as well," Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said.

He said the FBI is involved in the investigation.

It was the sixth deadly shooting in Oakland this week and the 92nd homicide of the year. Armstrong asked the public to come forward with information to help solve the recent killings.

"We also ask the community to continue to get rid of the guns that continue to plague our community," the chief said.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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