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* Malvin Bell arrested as suspect in Oakland shooting on East 31st Street

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Oakland police arrested a 19-year-old man and are seeking three other suspects in a shooting near Highland Hospital Tuesday evening that left one person critically injured, a police spokesman said today.The shooting was reported at about 5:55 p.m. Tuesday in the 3100 block of East 31st Street, Oakland police Officer Jeff Thomason said.An officer arrived to find the victim, a 22-year-old Oakland man, suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to Highland Hospital, less than a block away, and was in critical condition this morning, Thomason said. While attending to the wounded man, the officer saw a suspect who shot at a second victim before running away, Thomason said. He did not know if the second victim was hit by the gunfire.The suspect was eventually apprehended and identified as Malvin Bell, a San Leandro resident. Bell was booked into Alameda County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, Thomason said. Three other suspects are still at large. Thomason did not have any description of the suspects as of this morning.

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