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Published on June 02, 2023
Urgent Manhunt for Shooting Suspect in Oakland as Brave 4-Year-Old Girl Fights for Recovery

A recent shocking incident in Oakland, California has left residents appalled, as a 4-year-old girl was shot in the leg near 68th & Laird. Today, an update provides a glimmer of hope, as the child is reported to be in stable condition, according to Hoodline, while the Oakland Police Department has identified a suspect in connection with the shooting.

As reported by Henry K. Lee from KRON4, the suspect in question is 19-year-old Lamarion Griffin, who is currently wanted by the authorities for his alleged involvement in the shooting incident. The Oakland Police Department is urging anyone with information on Griffin’s whereabouts to contact them at (510) 238-3644. In addition, they are offering a $5,000 reward for any tips leading to his arrest.

The shooting took place yesterday night inside a home located on 68th Avenue near MacArthur Boulevard. The exact circumstances surrounding the incident still remain unclear, leaving local residents and the broader public eager for answers. It is currently unknown what led to the violence or who else was present inside the home. Bob Redell from NBC Bay Area, reported today that firefighters claim the shooting appeared to be accidental.

The young victim, whose name has not been released, was found inside the house with a gunshot wound to her leg at just before 9 p.m. yesterday, as confirmed by Oakland fire officials. Miraculously, and despite the potentially life-threatening situation, she is expected to make a full recovery. The Oakland Police Department stated earlier that her condition is now stable, bringing a small sense of relief amidst this harrowing incident.

The girl was transported to Highland Hospital for treatment, where she remains in stable condition as of June 2nd, 2023.