Published On: Sun, Jun 20th, 2021

1 Dead, 5 Injured in Shooting Near Oakland Juneteenth Celebration

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At least one person died and several were wounded during a shooting near a Juneteenth Festival in Oakland, California, on Saturday, police said. Oakland Police Department officers were already in the vicinity of the shooting—reported after 6 p.m. local time—as they were providing resources in the area after a crowd of about 1,000 people gathered in the Lake Merritt neighborhood, said the department in a news release. In all, six people were hit by gunfire during the shooting. A 22-year-old male was pronounced dead after being taken to a nearby hospital, according to the release. Four male victims between the age of 16 and 27 were injured, and a 21-year-old woman was hurt in the incident, said police. Two suspects were arrested after officers witnessed them running away from the scene of the shooting, the news release said. Two guns were recovered, officials added. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and other …

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