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Oakland Mayor Announces Fund For 8-Year-Old Shooting Victim, 2 Others

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Oakland shooting victim Alaysha Carradine. (Sharon Smith/CBS)

Oakland shooting victim Alaysha Carradine. (Sharon Smith/CBS)

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OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Support funds have been set up for the families of 8-year-old Alaysha Carradine and three other people who were shot at a home in East Oakland last month, Mayor Jean Quan’s office announced Monday.

Carradine, who would have been a third-grader at Fruitvale Elementary School this fall, was killed when someone fired shots into an apartment at 3440 Wilson St. in Oakland’s Dimond district at about 11:15 p.m. on July 17.

Three other people, including two children, were wounded in the shooting.

No arrests have been made in the case.

The surviving victims of the shooting are 7-year-old Amara York, who is entering the second grade at Fruitvale Elementary School; her brother, 4-year-old Antoine York; and their grandmother, Clara Fields.

The Carradine and York families have expressed a need for assistance, according to Quan’s office.

Those who would like to help the victims’ families may mail checks to the Oakland City Center Wells Fargo at 1221 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612. Donations can also be dropped off at any Wells Fargo branch.

Checks for the Carradine family can be made out to the Alaysha Carradine Memorial Fund. Checks to support the York family can be made out to the Antoine and Amara and Clara Fields Memorial Fund.

The trusts were set up by Quan’s office. Councilwoman Libby Schaaf, who represents the district where the shooting occurred, has also been helping raise money for the families, as have Councilman Larry Reid and state Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, according to Quan.

(Copyright 2013 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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