A 19-year-old woman was killed and five other people were injured in a shooting in Oakland early this morning at a vigil for another teen murdered earlier this week, a police spokesman said.The woman, Rachael Green, was fatally shot just after midnight in the 1100 block of Eighth Street, police Officer Jeff Thomason said.Green was with a group of about 20 to 30 people who had set up a makeshift memorial for Damon Williams, 17, who was shot to death Monday evening in the parking lot of the Eastmont Mall in the 2600 block of 73rd Avenue, Thomason said.Two armed suspects approached the group and opened fire. Thomason said a patrol officer had conducted a security check of the area where the vigil was happening just minutes before the shooting.Green and two other victims were taken by ambulance to local hospitals. Green later succumbed to her injuries and the two others were critically injured but are expected to survive, Thomason said.Three additional shooting victims transported themselves to local hospitals with minor injuries.Thomason said the shooting is not the first to have targeted a vigil.”We’ve had a number of shootings around vigils, that’s why we always do security around them, and when the people leave, we try to take them down,” he said.No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting. An 18-year-old man, Ricardo DePalm, was arrested in connection with Williams’ murder, and police are still seeking two other suspects in that shooting.Anyone with information about either case is encouraged to contact the Oakland Police Department’s homicide section at (510) 238-3821.
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