3 Fatal Shootings In Oakland; 1 Man Found Dead In Mobile Home

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An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

An Oakland Police patrol car. (CBS)

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A man found dead in a mobile home late Friday night was the city’s third homicide of the evening after two shooting deaths on separate sides of the city, according to police.

A caller reported a possible homicide to police at 10:57 p.m. after a suspect told the caller that he had killed a man in a mobile home.

Police found the victim’s body inside the mobile home in the 2400 block of 24th Avenue a short time later.

While the man’s cause of death has not yet been released, police said he was a victim of homicide.

The suspect who told the caller he was responsible remains at large, but police said that his identity is known.

Investigators say an 18-year-old Richmond man and a 67-year-old Oakland man were shot to death in separate incidents that took place in less than an hour earlier Friday night.

No arrests have been made in the shooting of the teen, but police say they arrested 70-year-old Davis Bennett on suspicion of murder in the shooting of the Oakland man.

The first fatal shooting occurred in the 1000 block of 102nd Avenue at 6:25 p.m., according to police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson.

Upon arrival, officers discovered the 67-year-old Oakland man suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. One male suspect was arrested in connection with that shooting, Watson said.

Less than an hour later, police responded to another shooting in the 1600 block of 11th Street at 7:20 p.m., according to Watson.

Police discovered a young man lying in the street suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. Medical personnel pronounced the victim dead at the scene, police said.

Watson said police do have information on a suspect vehicle connected with the 11th Street shooting but are not yet releasing that information.

Also, around 6 p.m. Friday, an Oakland police officer opened fire when a man appeared to be trying to run down a woman with his car. The suspect was not hit by the gunfire, but crashed into a parked police car.

He was hospitalized, then later arrested.

Anyone with information about the homicides has been asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Major Crimes Section at (510) 238-3821.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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