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* Oakland, Shots Fired Outside Funeral For 15-Year-Old Erik Monrroy Killed Last Week

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Oakland police detained more than a dozen people this afternoon after shots were fired outside a funeral for a 15-year-old boy who was killed in the city last week, a police spokesman said. Shortly before 4 p.m., a car began to circle the area of the Colonial Chapel at 2626 High St., where a viewing was being held for Erik Monrroy, police Officer Jeff Thomason said. Monrroy was shot at about 12:08 a.m. on Sept. 2 in the 2500 block of Foothill Boulevard and later died at a local hospital, police said.Thomason said it appears some people attending Monrroy’s viewing this afternoon went outside and started shooting at the circling car. No one was injured in the shooting.Officers who were in the neighborhood responded and detained more than 16 people for questioning about the shooting, Thomason said.”We do believe it was gang-related,” he said.Thomason said officers recovered a firearm and were continuing to interview witnesses and suspects early this evening.

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