Three shootings in Oakland leave 1 dead, 2 injured

Sunday, March 29, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Three shootings Saturday evening and early Sunday morning in Oakland claimed one life and sent two people to the hospital, according to Oakland police.

Officers responded at 2 a.m. to the 500 block of 10th Street in Old Oakland, where they found a man with apparent gunshot wounds, Oakland Officer Lorena Arreola said.

Arreola said the man was transported to the hospital, where he died from his wounds.

Police believe two suspects approached the man before he was shot and the suspects fled on foot, Arreola said. She said police do not have a good description of the suspects.

Earlier in the evening on Saturday, officers responded to a report of a shooting in 6800 block of MacArthur Boulevard around 10:30 p.m.

Arreola said two people were driving in a vehicle when one person shot at them.

She said the driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was in stable condition Saturday night, she said.

The passenger in the vehicle was unharmed. Arreola said she did not know how many shots were fired.

The suspect fled in an unknown direction and Arreola said she did not know if the suspect fled on foot, in a vehicle, or by other means.

Roughly two hours earlier, at 8:10 p.m., officers responded to the Interstate Highway 580 off-ramp at High Street.

Arreola said two people were in a car traveling east on Highway 580. They took the High Street exit and then someone in a car fired approximately 13 shots at the vehicle, Arreola said.

The driver was struck in the back and transported to the hospital, but Arreola said the passenger was uninjured.

Arreola said she did not have any description of the suspect or suspect vehicle available.