Woman Killed In Oakland Drive By Shooting

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Oakland police say a 29-year-old woman was killed and three men were injured in a drive-by shooting near Children’s Hospital.

The shooting occurred around 11:57 p.m. Friday. Sgt. Tim Nolan told the Oakland Tribune the woman, identified as Carolyn Howard, and men were struck when more than one person in at least two vehicles opened fire.

Investigators don’t have a motive, but they believe Howard was not the intended target.

Nolan says she and a group of friends were getting ready to go dancing and were standing near the men who were shot. Howard was pronounced dead at Highland Hospital about 40 minutes after the shooting.

The men, including a 19-year-old from Berkeley and an 18-year-old from Oakland, are expected to survive their injuries. Their names have not been released.

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  • arch stanton


  • dottie

    when will the insanity end?

  • ct2

    sent her to highland hospital, of course she died.
    walk into highland, get rolled out with a sheet over you. i’ve literally seen it happen.

  • ida

    it is very sad that america has gone completely insane…..no state is safe anymore…..i can’t quite figure out why we’re so a-n-g-r-y !!!!!….and to think…the people who should be angry are the ones who’ve lost their homes, their jobs, family members going off to war not to return alive…..these are the people who should be angry…yet they move on with their lives….what do these little punks have to be angry about…..if they want to carry guns and shoot people, send them to war and let’s see how angry they’ll be then….

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