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Published on June 12, 2024
Oakland Reels from Multiple Fatal Shootings, Resident Fatally Shot Near Zoo Amidst BurglarySource: Google Street View

Tragedy struck Oakland once more on Monday as a series of shootings culminated in a fatal encounter during a reported residential burglary. In the latest incident, a person was shot and killed just before 6 p.m. in the 2500 block of 98th Avenue, near the Oakland Zoo. Law enforcement responded to a call of both a shooting and a burglary in progress, discovering upon arrival a victim who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. According to NBC Bay Area, the identity of the deceased has not been disclosed pending further investigation.

Earlier in the day, Oakland was shaken by two other fatal shootings that claimed the lives of three teenagers in separate incidents, driving Monday's death toll higher. Details are sparse, but online reports suggest the individual killed may have been part of a group attempting to burglarize a residence and was possibly shot by an occupant of the home. However, these details have not been confirmed by police as they continue to diligently work to piece together the night's events. CBS News San Francisco reported a potential link between the victim and the attempted burglary, but such connections have yet to be officially established by the authorities.

The Oakland Police Department's homicide detectives are now leading the ongoing investigation. They are calling on the community for assistance, asking anyone with information relative to the case, or who may possess relevant videos or photos, to come forward. Those with information can make contact with the Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or engage the TIP LINE at (510) 238-7950. Additionally, electronic evidence can be sent directly to the OPD via email at [email protected].