OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A triple shooting in Oakland has left at least one person dead just blocks from another triple shooting one day prior.
The latest shooting happened Thursday near 89th Ave. and International Blvd at around 8:30 p.m. Oakland police said officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of 89th Avenue to investigate a Shotspotter activation.
Once at the scene, police said officers found two male adults and a female adult, all Oakland residents, each suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The Oakland Fire Department and an ambulance crew also responded and medical attention was provided to each of the victims.
One of the male victims was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The other two victims were taken to the hospital and their condition was not disclosed.
The circumstances surrounding what led up to the shooting were not immediately known, nor whether police have any suspects in custody.
On Wednesday, two people were killed and one was injured in a shooting less than a mile away in the same Webster neighborhood of East Oakland.
Oakland police have reported a major increase in street violence and shootings in early October. On Tuesday, the department tweeted that there were 166 ShotSpotter activations just between October 5-11. ShotSpotter activations have increased 53 percent over last year, police said.
Oakland has tallied at least 78 homicides in 2020, compared to 75 homicides for all of 2019.
This map shows 166 ShotSpotter Activations reported from 10/5-10/11. ShotSpotter Activations are up 53% citywide over last year.
OPD officers have recovered 750+ firearms related to crime this year, up 31% YTD. As a city, we must work together to reduce violence. pic.twitter.com/laEnq3Vxd1
— Oakland Police Dept. (@oaklandpoliceca) October 13, 2020
“This spike that we’ve seen in violence is something that’s unprecedented for this city,” Oakland Police Deputy Chief Leronne Armstrong said on Wednesday.
In a residential neighborhood three blocks away, 60 bullets were fired Tuesday, and Armstrong said this community has experienced trauma that isn’t going to go away after police and reporters leave the area.
Armstrong said police will continue to use the Ceasefire strategy, a partnership between police and the community, that has reduced the number of homicides in the city.
“It’s been effective for seven years,” Armstrong said.
According the Oakland Police Officers’ Association, crime statistics show a 45% increase year-over-year in shootings and murders in Oakland. There were 15 murders in September alone.