OAKLAND (KCBS)— Oakland Police are looking for witnesses to a multiple shooting that left an eight-year-old girl dead at a sleepover. Meanwhile, dozens from the community in Oakland’s Dimond neighborhood gathered Thursday night for a vigil and prayed for the little girl.
There was no mistaking the feelings of anger, shock and sadness as “Amazing Grace” was sung at the vigil for Alaysha Carradine. Calls were made for an end to the violence.
While the victim’s family was not there, neighbors and a few dozen people from throughout the community held hands and spoke out. Among them was the mother of Oscar Grant, Wanda Johnson.
“My son was only 22, but this is a baby. This baby has not even gone to high school. She doesn’t have an opportunity to be married. She doesn’t have an opportunity to have children,” Johnson said.