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Oakland Police Investigating 3 Homicides In Less Than 12 Hours

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OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Homicide investigators are busy trying to solve three fatal shootings that took place Sunday in East Oakland. The deaths all happened in less than 12 hours.

The first homicide occurred on the 2400 block of 68th about 10 a.m., police said. According to authorities, shots were fired from a car seen leaving the area. Arriving police found one shooting victim who was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

At around 4:11 p.m. a man was shot at the 8900 block of International Boulevard said Officer Kevin McDonald. The male victim in that shooting was pronounced dead at the scene.

Andre Wilson said he doesn’t know what happened.

“I mean it’s just the situation out here. I mean, it’s sad. That was actually my step-dad friend that he had known for a while,” he said about the second victim.

The most recent homicide occurred at 70th Avenue and Hawley Street, near the Oakland Coliseum around 8:11 p.m. According to McDonald that male victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

There were no arrests and no suspect information immediately available in any of the shootings.

This year’s homicide total for the City of Oakland has now reached 23, slightly down from the 27 at this same time last year.

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