Oakland Mayor, Officials Address Concerned Fruitvale Residents
OAKLAND (KCBS) — While the investigation continues into Friday’s murder of a popular Oakland restaurant owner, there is a growing group who say they are fed up with all the violence in the city.
The group of mostly teenagers held a peace march on Saturday afternoon on International Boulevard, chanting and carrying signs.
“We definitely have to start young and we need to start spreading the message among one another so that we can all come together,” said organizer Jennifer Argueta.
KCBS’ Mark Seelig Reports:
58-year-old Jesus “Chuy” Campos was shot and killed early Friday morning in the service entrance of his Otaez Mexicatessen restaurant on 39th Avenue and International.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said not only was Campos the president of the Fruitvale Merchant’s Association, but he was also making strides in stamping out violence in the neighborhood.
“The community is really grieving and is very angry about it,” she said.
There have been no arrests in the case yet, but Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts said the department is working on some leads, including surveillance camera tape.
“Hopefully, we can get some clear pictures that help us to bring them to justice,” Batts said.
A reward for information in the Campos case has grown to $30,000.
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