General Crime

* Hiram Lawrence 1 Year Old Baby Shot in Oakland Vigil Being Held Tonight


UPDATE Click Here December 9, 2011 Hiram Lawrence Jr. is taken off life support

ID #11-349

A vigil is being held tonight for 1-year-old Hiram Lawrence, who was critically injured when he was one of seven people who were shot in West Oakland Monday night. The vigil, which began at 5 p.m., is being held in the 700 block of Willow Street, where the shooting occurred shortly after 6 p.m. Monday. Hiram remains in critical condition at Children’s Hospital in Oakland, according to Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson.

Two other victims, an adult male and an adult female, also remain in critical condition, Watson said. Four other victims suffered non life-threatening injuries and some of them have already been released from local hospitals, she said.  Hiram’s father is one of the victims who have been treated and released and he told reporters at a news conference at Children’s Hospital this evening that he wants people to pray for Hiram, according to Watson.

Officers are patrolling the area where the vigil is taking place “to make sure everyone is safe,” Watson said. “This was a very sensitive incident because there’s a little boy who’s fighting for his life” and there’s a potential for retaliation, she said. Watson said no one has been arrested in connection with the shooting and police are asking witnesses to come forward with information about the persons of interest in the case.

Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 or CLICK HERE to send a confidential email tip, if you know the names of these suspects or have any information that can help solve this crime.

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