OAKLAND (KCBS) — Oakland’s chief of police was outraged by the Sunday afternoon shooting death of a 15-year-old girl. Speaking from police headquarters, Chief Howard Jordan gave promise to do a better job of protecting all the city’s citizens, especially children.
The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. when a group of young people walked on Lion Way towards the nearby Coliseum/Oakland Airport BART Station. They were allegedly planning a trip to a nearby shopping mall.
It was reported that a teenage boy, armed with a gun, opened fire at Lion Creek Crossings Apartment on Lion Way near 69th Avenue. The victim, Jabrille Jordan, was a sophomore at Oakland’s Life Academy High School. The second person struck, a 14-year-old boy is expected to survive.