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* Oakland 17-Year-Old Tech Student Desiree Davis Shot To Death, 54th and Gaskill Streets

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Police this morning released the name of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed in Oakland Monday evening. The shooting was reported at 5:09 p.m. at 54th and Gaskill streets.Officers arrived to find Desiree Davis,an Oakland resident, suffering multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:24 p.m.A second shooting victim, a 23-year-old man, was taken to a hospital and listed in stable condition, police spokesman Officer Jeff Thomason said. Davis was a student at Oakland Technical High School, Oakland Unified School District spokesman Troy Flint said today. Flint said grievance counselors are on hand at the school today to provide support for students and staff who are struggling with the news. He said many students hadn’t heard about the shooting until they arrived at school today. Davis is the city’s 77th homicide victim of 2009. No suspects have been identified and the motive remains unclear, Thomason said. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Police Department’s homicide division at (510) 238-3821. MORE……… Copyright © 2009 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

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  • I miss this girl. Made jr high that much better. I wish I knew where I could find her mom and sister these days, after she moved to oakland we only had phone and internet,unless it was my turn to be at my dads in the city…It really hurts. we set flowers free for her in santa cruz here and all us down here who are hurting for her too…

  • I was just shocked when my brother’s gf called me and told me desiree got shot…I was like naw that couldnt be true , because she didnt have enemies for 1 and 2 she was always quiet. I mean we werent the best of friends we bumped heads 2 times but after 11th grade I was able to put it behind us, but I felt like we just didnt have enough time and this just teaches me o be thankful for everyday I get to live, because she was only 17 she didnt even get to live half of her life , but she’s in a better place and I hope I get to see her on judgement day.

  • Desiree was my bestfriend here in oakland california, when she came to oakland after the hurricane me and her became real good friends fast,me her mom nd sister werwe all like a big family, everyone who new her kinda new me, Trix her Bestfriend u feel me, i miss her soo much and love her 2 death, God bless

  • Desiree Davis was my bestfriend for ten years we used to do everything together her family was like my family, even when we got seperated after katrina we stayed in touch from time to time, man its just not right. i have been crying all day and night. i will never forget her.

  • Desiree was tha lil sista to my ex gf so i am especially sadden & shocked by her murder. Me & Desiree continuted to stay in touch even after Hurricane Katrina separated us & I had broken up with her older sister…she will always be my lil sista R.I.P.

  • My prayer’s goes out to this young lady and her family we all grieving over her death let the baby gurl r.I.p love you Desiree Davis and always.

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