OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A man who was denied entry into an Oakland nightclub opened fire with an assault rifle, killing two and injuring four others, one of two separate shootings outside city nightclubs in just over an hour, according to police.

Authorities were searching for the suspects in the first shooting, which happened shortly before 1 a.m. Monday at Sweet Jimmie’s near the city’s Jack London Square.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

Witnesses told authorities that several men arrived at the club together. When they were denied entry, one of them opened fire on the 10 to 15 people inside at the time.

Two men were pronounced dead at the scene. Four victims were taken to the hospital, two of whom are in critical condition.

Just over an hour later, police responded to another shooting at a nearby nightclub called Kimball’s.  A man was taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries, a police officer said.

Investigators said the incidents don’t appear to be related.

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Comments (17)
  1. CC says:

    The natives are restless tonight.

  2. john smith says:

    WOW, that’s some crazy-ass gangsta shhhhhh!

  3. Fred Short says:

    Who cares….after all it’s just Oakland. The residents of the city don’t care. It takes about 1.5 days for them to forget the last murder. Have you ever seen a protest against crime in Oakland? They sure as hell can protest the police and the Marriott though…hahahaha. Let the zoo stay the zoo and all law abiders move out as fast as you can.

  4. Jim says:

    It’s Oakland. What do you expect?

  5. Paul says:

    Senator Barbara Boxer Cares.She Lives Here in Oakland.

  6. Kerlew says:

    It’s amazing how heartless people can be, including responders Fred Short and Jim I put them in the same category as the shooters. It’s sad. The people of Oakland are people not animals, it’s not a zoo and I’m so sorry to hear people being just as cold as the killers. What are they doing to help? Unless you’re helping you’re part of the problem.

  7. Fred Short says:

    Dear Kerflew,

    I bet you spend more time online trying to shoot down the realistic posts of others than you have ever spent at an anti-crime rally. You are a case in point of a citizen of Oakland who cares less about their city to actually do something that matters. Your chastizing me on this thread has done nothing to stop crime in your beloved Oakland. You are the epitome of apathy and I laugh at your last post. And yes….your city is a ZOO.

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