Violent Crime

* Najon Jackson, Giselle Ortiz and Charles Smith Identified as People Killed In Weekend Violence in Oakland

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Oakland police today released the names of three people killed in separate shootings over the weekend. Najon Jackson, 16, was shot in the 9300 block of Sunnyside Street shortly before midnight Saturday. Police found him with multiple gunshot wounds, and he was rushed to a hospital. Doctors attempted to revive Jackson and performed surgery, but he died early Sunday morning.

At 3:07 a.m. Sunday, a man driving a car flagged down an ambulance at the corner of 30th Street and Telegraph Avenue. He had been transporting Oakland resident Giselle Ortiz, 26, to the hospital but pulled over when he saw the ambulance, according to police. Ortiz was taken to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center but doctors were unable to revive her. Police believe Ortiz was shot at a home in West Oakland but have not yet released the exact location.

Just minutes later, Charles Smith, 21, was shot in the area of 87th Avenue and G Street, where he had attended a party at a nearby motorcycle club, police said. Officers responded to reports of gunshots at 3:20 a.m. but Smith had already been transported to nearby Highland Hospital, where he later died. The hospital notified police that Smith had shown up there.

A fourth homicide victim was found around 10:30 a.m. today in the 8200 block of Dowling Street, police said. Today’s murder is Oakland’s 64th this year, Oakland police Sgt. Holly Joshi said.

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