3-Year-Old Killed In East Oakland Shooting

OAKLAND (KCBS) – A three-year-old boy was killed and two men were injured in an apparent drive-by shooting in East Oakland Monday afternoon.

Oakland Police spokeswoman Holly Joshi said the incident happened shortly after 1 p.m. in the 6500 block of International Boulevard.

Two men were found injured in front of a Little Caesars pizza restaurant at 6447 International Blvd.and were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The boy, who was with his family when the shooting occurred, was taken to Children’s Hospital of Oakland where he was pronounced dead.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

Police believe that the two men were the intended targets and that the boy had no connection to the men, Joshi said.

“As our officers arrived on the scene, they located three victims: two male adults suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot injuries and a three-year-old boy suffering from life-threatening injuries,” Joshi said.

The suspect or suspects shot the victims from a passing car, but no vehicle description was immediately available.

Police closed International Boulevard between 64th and 66thavenues for the investigation.

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  1. Trudy Sanders says:

    Oakland is an absolute cesspool. A shame.

  2. Steven Torrey says:

    Gee, is John Burris going to sue someone for retribution? Is the NAACP going to speak in outrage at a 3 year old child dying from the hands of thugs? Gee, I doubt it. They have more important things to do: compalin about airlines profiling saggy pants people. Gee, what’s wrong with this picture?

    1. Obama says:

      I don’t see what either have to do with a dead child. You should take a good long look inside yourself….

      1. iswhatitis says:

        It has everything to do with a culture that glorifies the “gangsta” lifestyle. You can’t dress, walk, talk and act like a “gasngsta” and then cry racism when someone calls you out for glorifying those values. Until the young men of Oakland realize beijng a man is taking care of your responsibilities to yourself, your family and your community and not about dressing like a rapper and having big blingy wheels on your car and shooting anyone who you percieve is “dissin” you, this will never end.Why can’t we be honest as a society and forget this PC garbage,

      2. Get rid of gangstas says:

        iswhatitis. You speak the truth, man. I totally agree with what you are saying. These idiots look uo to those gangsta “bling bling”thugs and try to be the baddest of the worse. Typical of sewertowns called Oakland & Richmond

    2. The Truth says:

      This is about an innocent child whose life was cut short way to soon!! A person with a Gun killed this little angel.Get all of these illegal weapons off the streets and out of the hands of cold-heart killers (All Races),and just maybe we all would feel a bit safer in our cities!…R.I.P LITTLE ANGEL..I HOPE THE COWARDS WHO TOOK YOUR LIFE TURN THEIR SELVES IN TO THE POLICE! OR BETTER YET,LET BART POLICE ARREST THEM!

    3. Morgan says:

      Funny that you mention the NAACP. The article said nothing about the shooter or victims ethnicity or race. Sounds like you have some issues within yourself to work out. You are also making yourself apart of the problem rather than helping and trying to find a solution to Oakland’s problem.

      1. iswhatitis says:

        How’s Steve Torrey part of the problem when we all have a 99.9% idea of who’s responsible for a driveby in East Oakland? It’s long past due for an entire community to take some responsibilty for their actions and stop the blame game.

      2. Get rid of gangstas says:

        @ Morgan. Get real, dude. The odds of the drive-by shooters being an elderly British woman in her 70’s are almost nil.

  3. cesar says:

    where is the outrage of the oakland community?these animals are killing innocent children, and no one is protesting these crimes. yet the police shoots one of these thugs and all hell brakes loose. pathetic

    1. Adrienne Nelson says:

      Amen to that!

    2. Get rid of gangstas says:

      Typical of the Oakland “bling bling” thugs who don’t care of “brutha shoots brutha” but complain when a gun shooting thug gets shot when he points the weapon at a cop.

  4. Shakester says:

    I like how people love to show up in mass to protest when the police shoots a convicted felon, but can care less when an innocent child is killed during a gang-related drive by. Why don’t these people go stomp the streets of these neighborhoods and protest the growing gang problem in Oakland instead of fighting to support criminals?

    1. Hooleemac says:

      residents of Oakland protest all the time about the violence that plagues the city. And yeah I see what your saying, but for you to say something about police shooting a convicted felon is not RIGHT. Police in oakland are killing youth for nothing, rarely does the person have a gun and does not deserve to be shot… so who the else are the criminals who should be convicted felons???? OPD???? DAMN RIGHT THEY ARE

  5. Booger says:

    Isn’t it odd that on the nightly news you don’t hear a single word of protest in the street. after a 3 year-old baby is gunned down. There’s a strange silence as the police officers quietly go about their business investigating the crime scene. Not a sinlge word of protest because, well, it was something within the community, not those bad, bad po’-leez. Really shows the degraded sense of right-and-wrong the community has.

    I suppose my fantasy of an outraged community in the streets calling for the arrest of all the murderers involved is unreasonable.

    1. Hooleemac says:

      residents of Oakland protest all the time about the violence that plagues the city. And yeah I see what your saying, but for you to say something about police shooting a convicted felon is not RIGHT. Police in oakland are killing youth for nothing, rarely does the person have a gun and does not deserve to be shot… so who the else are the criminals who should be convicted felons???? OPD???? DAMN RIGHT THEY ARE

  6. Zack Debarco says:

    Perhaps the OPERATION CENSORED folks at Sonoma State Univ. will do a story on the deafening quiet that excists in the black community about such things. DON’T SNITCH !!! along with the glorification of the gangsta lifestyle
    and “red herrings” like the outrage over the baggy pants passenger is festering
    inside the black community. Playing the RACE CARD is so last century!!!

  7. SF NATIVE says:

    My God, what’s going on in Oakland? I lost a dear friend to the violence over there. This has to stop.

  8. Fed Up says:

    This is not the first time I have heard of an innocent bystander being injured in a drive by shooting. My heart goes out to the parents of the poor child who was killed. I really don’t mind if all the gang bangers and dope dealers kill each other off. These predators need to go and no one should shed a tear over them. The fools can’t even shoot straight.

    1. apple says:

      How can they shoot straight when they shoot with the gun turned to its side!

      Stupid thugs!!

  9. cynthia says:

    Where are elected council members / Desley Brooks and Larry Reid? The districts are being taken over by thugs and our elected officials are nowhere to be found to lead or give support. They will not get my vote the next time around. Im afraid of my own city. Im shamed of this city and the elected officials. STAND UP AND LEAD YOUR COMMUNITIES. An innocent child has died as well as many other innocent people and we need your support like you need ours when its time to vote.

  10. Gayle Tantau says:

    Oakland does have its crime issues in East Oakland but remember most of Oakland is quite nice. The “Killing Zone” out on International Blvd.” is not reflective of most of Oakland, Oakland has some very nice and expensive neighborhoods.

    1. Hooleemac says:

      Naw most of Oakland is a WARZONE…..East and West oakland and the north as well……the hills and piedmont that’s about all you get for a SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD!!!

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