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* Double Shooting Suspect Escapes Oakland Police, Considered Armed and Dangerous

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A suspect in a double shooting in Oakland this morning evaded a police search today and is considered to be armed and dangerous, police said this evening. The shooting was reported shortly before 10:30 a.m. today on the 8900 block of MacArthur Boulevard. Police found two male victims suffering non-life threatening gunshot wounds, police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.

Officers on the scene received a tip that the suspect had fled to a nearby commercial building and barricaded himself inside. A SWAT team was called in and entered the building around 4 p.m. for a search, but the suspect was not located. A short time later, around 5 p.m., police called the Oakland Fire Department to report smoke at the rear of the building they had searched, an auto repair shop.

Firefighters arriving on the scene found smoke and flames coming from the rear of the building, but were able to extinguish the fire within 15 minutes without any injuries, Battalion Chief Adrian Sheppard said. Fire investigators were told that police had used smoke and flash grenades inside the building. It appears that those devices may have started the fire, Sheppard said. Firefighters also had to contend with tear gas in the building, another remnant of the police action. The suspect in the shooting remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous.

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