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* Oakland SWAT Standoff Ends Suspect Not Found

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Oakland police are still searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting this morning after no one was found when a SWAT team entered a home in the city following an hours-long standoff, a police spokeswoman said. The shooting was reported at about 10:15 a.m. in the 2600 block of Alvingroom Court, Oakland police Officer Holly Joshi said. The victim, a 19-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital where he was in grave condition as of 9 p.m., Joshi said. Later in the day, police received information that the shooting suspect was a resident on Alvingroom Court and the SWAT team was called out to the area. Authorities eventually entered the home at about 8 p.m. and found the suspect was not there, according to Joshi. The standoff caused evacuations of homes nearby, as well as the closure of a portion of MacArthur Boulevard. The residents were allowed to return to their homes, and the road was reopened shortly after police determined the suspect was not there, Joshi said. She said police are not releasing further details about the alleged shooter, but that investigators are “still working diligently” to find the suspect.
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