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* Beatrice Burton identified as women killed in Oakland near Poplar Park

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Police have identified a woman who was killed in a shooting in West Oakland on Monday night and are investigating the murder, as well as an unrelated shooting early this morning that left a 20-year-old man hospitalized.Officers responded to the 3000 block of Union Street, near Poplar Park, after receiving reports of a shooting at about 9:45 p.m.

Shortly after they arrived, the officers were contacted by Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and told that a woman with multiple gunshot wounds had been brought to the hospital.She was identified as Beatrice Burton, 33, of Richmond. Police said she had been taken to the hospital by her boyfriend.Burton died from her injuries at about 10:30 p.m.

No arrests have been made in the shooting, and police have not released any suspect information. Oakland police are also investigating a second shooting that sent a 20-year-old man to the hospital early this morning.Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of 45th Avenue near International Boulevard about 1:30 a.m. after receiving reports of gunfire, police said.

Police found the victim suffering from a single gunshot wound, Officer J. Moore said.The victim provided officers with a brief description of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle, and was then taken to a hospital where he was listed in stable condition, Moore said.When officers searched the area, they found a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect’s car and other physical evidence, and contacted a possible witness.

Moore said a suspect has been arrested, but police are still investigating the shooting and have not determined a motive for the attack.Anyone with additional information about the fatal shooting is asked to contact the homicide investigations unit at (510) 238-3821.

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