OAKLAND (CBS 5) — At least four people have been hospitalized after a series of shootings near Oakland’s Lake Merritt on Tuesday night, according to authorities.

Oakland Police responded to reports of a 50-year-old man being shot outside a liquor store on the 300 block of East 18th Street around 10:20 p.m. When police arrived, witnesses said there were more victims a few blocks away. Officers found three additional victims near East 18th Street and 6th Avenue.

Neighbors told CBS 5 at least a dozen shots were fired.

Authorities said all four victims were transported to Highland Hospital.

As of early Wednesday morning, police have not released information regarding suspects or a motive in the shootings.

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