Eight shots fired in Oakland, one fatal, in California’s third mass shooting in as many days

Eight people were shot, one fatally, in Oakland late Monday, police there say, the third mass shooting in as many days in California and the second in the Bay Area on Monday alone.

Police say officers were dispatched to investigate a ShotSpotter activation (shots detected by an automated system) and “learned there was a shooting between multiple people.”

Officers arrived at the apparent scene of the shooting: a gas station adjacent to the grounds of Mills College, according to CBS Bay Area — and found several gun casings but no victims, police report.

Police were then notified of “multiple” shooting victims who were rushed to area hospitals.

Police say they are “aware” of eight victims, one dead and the rest in stable condition.

The identity of the person whose life was taken was being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Police are asking the public for help in identifying and finding the shooter or shooters.

The shooting in Oakland occurs after shots earlier in the day at two locations in Half Moon Baysouth of San Francisco, which left seven dead and one seriously injured, and a shooting that claimed at least 11 lives Saturday night in a dance hall in Monterey Park, California.

On January 16, a 16-year-old mother and her 10-month-old baby were among six people shot dead in what the local sheriff called a “massacre” in a house in the Central Valley of California.


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