Two people were killed in separate shootings in East Oakland early Sunday morning, an Oakland police officer said.
Six homicides have been reported in the city since Friday.
A recent rash of homicides has many concerned residents in San Jose questioning cutbacks within the police department.
While he remains concerned with the increase in violent crimes, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said that it can’t be blamed on fewer officers on the job.
Police believe three suspects in two fatal gang-related shootings in East Palo Alto earlier this month might also have been involved in a killing and several robberies in Colorado.
Police officials in the city of Vallejo have been forced to do more with a lot less, something that is never more evident than this weekend, as the department deals with two separate homicide investigations.
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said his city is still safe, despite an increase in violence in the past few weeks.
Oakland police officials said the latest numbers show overall crime is down 14 percent in the city, with homicides off 28 percent from this same time last year.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KCBS) – Three people have been shot dead in San Francisco in a 24-hour span in separate parts of the city, according to police.