3 found dead in Oakland after alleged shootings, vehicle collision; police looking for answers

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Saturday, August 27, 2022
3 found dead in Oakland; police looking for answers
Oakland Police Department is looking for answers after three victims were found dead on Friday in alleged shootings and a vehicle collision.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The Oakland Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Friday, just after 7 p.m.

According to OPD, officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Oakland after an alert on the gunshot detection system, ShotSpotter, was activated.

Officers located a multiple vehicles collision upon arrival, and a cyclist who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. The cyclist was pronounced deceased on scene.

Two other individuals were located, suffering from gunshot wounds, and were also pronounced deceased.

All three victims' identities are being withheld until next of kin is notified. However, Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said all three victims were men.

"We know there was an initial shooting. We know that there was a second shooting. And then we know that after the second shooting, the vehicle -- which the individual who had been shot was inside of -- fled from the scene. And that is the vehicle that appears to have struck the bicyclist," Armstrong said.

Investigators from the OPD Homicide Section are looking into the circumstances surrounding these deaths.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPD's Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at (510) 238-7950.

Check back with ABC7 News on this developing story.

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