Oakland city leaders joined residents in calling for the police and the mayor to provide more protection after the recent high-profile shooting deaths of a popular dog walker and a young girl attending a sleepover.
Four people were shot in two separate shootings in Oakland Saturday morning.
Two police officers and a suspect were killed by gunfire in a pair of shootings that occurred near each other late Tuesday afternoon in Santa Cruz, authorities and witnesses said.
The city of Oakland is looking for new ideas to stop a surge in gun violence. Jessica Hollie, an expectant mother, told city council: “I tried to talk about this a lot before I came because I didn’t want to cry: I am sad and scared to be having a black boy in Oakland.”
The number of homicides in Oakland for 2013 more than doubled Friday. Police have linked the string of murders to several rival groups
One man was killed and three more seriously injured in four separate shootings in Oakland Sunday afternoon and night, an Oakland police officer said.
A total of six victims were wounded in four different shootings in Oakland Monday, an Oakland police officer said.
Police were investigating two shootings that occurred late Tuesday night in San Jose.
Three people were in the hospital Saturday morning, 2 possibly in critical condition, after a night of gun violence in Oakland.
A spate of gunfire throughout Oakland overnight left several victims injured, just hours after a fatal shooting earlier Friday night, an Oakland police officer said. Two victims were children.