The crowds that turned out for First Friday in Oakland found tighter rules and a smaller event, following the murder of an 18-year-old student near last month’s festival.
Oakland leaders plan to go ahead with another First Friday event later this week despite concerns that were raised by a shooting at the last popular downtown monthly event on Feb. 1 that left one person dead and three others wounded.
President George Holland is calling on the community to stand up and fight back following the fatal shooting earlier this month following the First Friday event.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office didn’t file any charges against 19-year-old Donald Parks Jr. for the shooting of 18-year-old Kiante Campbell of Oakland.
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old man shortly after the popular First Friday event in downtown Oakland on Friday night, police said.