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* Victims of Shooting at Sweet Jimmie’s Restaurant Identified as William Jenkins and Adam Williams

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Oakland police today identified the two men who were fatally shot at a restaurant near Jack London Square early Monday as 27-year-old William Jenkins, of Oakland, and 22-year-old Adam Williams, of San Leandro. Two other men who were shot in the incident at Sweet Jimmie’s at 311 Broadway at 12:42 a.m. Monday are still in critical condition, according to Oakland police spokeswoman Cynthia Perkins. Two women were hit by gunfire but their injuries are non-life-threatening and they are no longer receiving treatment, Perkins said. Perkins said the four suspects in the shooting are still at large. Investigators described the suspects as four black males in their late teens or early 20s.

The suspects were in a four-door, white Dodge Avenger, police said. Perkins said police have received “a lot of calls” about the shooting but have not yet determined a motive. Williams worked at an after-school program at Peralta Elementary School in Oakland, according to Sean Nassari, whose daughter is a second grade student at the school. Nassari described Williams as “just a wonderfully sweet young man who was always smiling and ready with a greeting.” He said Williams’ death is “a big loss to our family” at the school because Williams attended Peralta when he was a youth, his father worked there as a custodian and his mother still works there as an aide and playground monitor.

Nassari said Williams had worked for several years at the after-school program at Peralta, which is called Peralta’s Enriching and Creative Environment, or PEACE. Among the program’s activities are painting, hip hop dance, cooking, chess, gardening, drama and outdoor games.

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