OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police in Oakland are investigating a shooting Monday night that left a three-year-old boy injured by a stray bullet, according to authorities.
Police initially did not offer many details but said in a tweet that officers were investigating a shooting in the 10900 block of Robledo Drive near Sobrante Park that had injured a child.
Police later confirmed that Oakland police dispatch had been contacted by the San Leandro Police Department at about 7:23 p.m. regarding a walk-in victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Police said the victim was a three-year-old male.
The child has been transferred to Children’s Hospital. So far, there is no word on the boy’s condition or the circumstances of the shooting incident, though San Leandro police told Oakland dispatch that the child appeared to have been hit by a stray bullet.
Officers were on scene and attempting to determine where the shooting occurred inside a residence or outside on the street.
A small army of police officers fanned out on Robledo Drive to talk to neighbors to see if there were any witnesses to find out exactly what happened.
KPIX 5 saw police entering the home of the child and looking around for evidence outside with flashlights.
Robledo Drive is currently blocked off in this area as the police investigation into the incident continues. Area residents are advised to use alternate routes.