5-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed In Oakland

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A young boy was shot and killed in east Oakland Friday night in front of his father’s taco truck parked on the corner of International Boulevard and 55th Avenue.

Gabriel Martinez Jr. was just a few feet from his father, helping unload sodas, when he was shot around 8:38 p.m. The 5-year old was pronounced dead at Children’s Hospital less than a half hour later.

KCBS’ Anna Duckworth Reports:

Police said that the gunman had just ordered food from the truck and was waiting for his order when he opened fire. They do not have a motive, but don’t believe Gabriel was the intended target.

The gunman then got into a car with a woman and fled. Police say according to eyewitness descriptions, the suspects are an African-American male and female.

Gabriel is the third young child to die from gunfire in Oakland since August.

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