A deadly shooting that took place in Oakland, California, killed one person and injured around seven. The Oakland Police Department stated that officers arrived at the scene shortly after 6:00 p.m. m. local time and initially found no victims at the scene.
Police, however, discovered several gun casings when they arrived at the scene of the shooting at an Oakland gas station. Meanwhile, many hospitals began to alert the police about patients with gunshot wounds. The injured are reported to be in stable condition.
The deadly shooting at the gas station turned out to be the third consecutive mass shooting in three days in California.
The deceased victim of the Oakland shooting has been identified as an 18-year-old male.
After two deadly shootings in the state, a gas station in Oakland became the third scene of a shooting in California. One person has been confirmed dead, while seven others suffered injuries in the latest shooting. Police identified the area as the 5900 block of Macarthur Boulevard and arrived at the crime scene shortly after 6:00 p.m. m.
Authorities were unable to find the victims before hospitals alerted people suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims reportedly self-transported after the shooting. According to CNN, police said the victims are currently out of danger and in stable condition.
However, the police did not immediately release the identity of the deceased victim. The deceased man’s family later revealed his identity as 18-year-old Mario Navarro. According to several witnesses, the shooting began while a music video was being filmed at the location. Navarro’s cousin, Olga Navarro, told FOX KTVU:
“I am heartbroken right now. He was very sweet. He liked music. He was really good.”
According to The Associated Press, the casings showed that about 19 shots were fired at the gas station on Monday. They have yet to discover the events that led to the shooting. Authorities were alerted due to ShotSpotter activity.
The shootings came hours after two violent shootings in California
The Oakland shooting took place on Monday, January 23, hours after two bloody shootings in California’s Half Moon Bay that killed at least seven people. Police identified the suspect as a 67-year-old man. OPD’s Kim Armstead said:
“Upon arrival they located the place of the shooting, they located casings, but no victims. Shortly thereafter, our communications division received notification of multiple gunshot wound victims self-transporting to local hospitals.”
San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus stated:
“This is a devastating tragedy for this community and the families affected by this unspeakable act of violence.”
Prior to these incidents, a dance studio in California’s Monterey Park became the site of gun violence when a 72-year-old man named Huu Can Tran killed 11 people on January 21, 2023. Armstead further told the media Communication:
“It’s really daunting and difficult, you know, to manage, but, you know, again, we’re relying on the support of the community to help resolve this incident.”
Police are urging the public to help them with any information about the shooters or the shooting.