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A string of gun violence over the holiday weekend left three dead and eight people injured in at least 12 different shooting incidents reported between Thursday and Tuesday.Oakland police said Tuesday that the victim in a fatal shooting on Thursday afternoon was 17-year-old Lamont Price.Price was shot in the 8100 block of Birch Street shortly before 4 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
On Sunday, two men were fatally shot within an hour of each other in separate locations in East Oakland.Police identified the second victim as 44-year-old Bryant Perry. Perry was shot in the 2100 block of Seminary Avenue at 1:09 a.m. and pronounced dead about 15 minutes later.Shortly after midnight that day, another man was shot and killed in the 9700 block of C Street.Police are seeking a named suspect in that shooting, police said Sunday, and are not releasing the victim’s name.
Police would only reveal that the victim was a 30-year-old Hispanic man. On Friday, at least three were injured in three different shooting incidents, the first occurring as early as 10 a.m.One person was injured in a shooting in the 9600 block of E Street. Only a few hours later, two men were reported shooting at each other in the 1300 block of 100th Avenue.Despite an extensive search of the area, police did not locate any victims or suspects.That evening, shortly after 7 p.m., two men were shot in a drive-by shooting in the 1800 block of 96th Avenue.
Early Saturday morning, one victim suffered serious injuries when shot in the 5200 block of Foothill Boulevard.On Sunday evening, another shooting injured one in the 700 block of Adeline Street.Later that night, an officer-involved shooting in the 2000 block of 62nd Avenue sent one man to the hospital who police said is a robbery suspect.An attorney for the man, who is now recovering in Highland Hospital, disputed the police account that his client, Tony Jones, was carrying a gun that night and said police do not have enough evidence to accuse Jones of a robbery.
Police said today that Jones was arrested on suspicion of four felonies including armed robbery and possession of a firearm. Early Monday morning, a man was shot while sitting in his car in the 1200 block of Webster Street. Police said he was shot by someone in a passing vehicle, and said that the man then drove himself to the hospital.Tuesday evening, at 6:20 p.m., a man and woman were robbed in the 2200 block of 106th Avenue.
The man was pistol-whipped and shot in the leg, police said. Another robbery in a home in the 2200 block of East 19th Street early this morning left another victim injured. The victim was shot shortly after midnight during a home invasion robbery.Both shootings and homicides are already up in February over January, and police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said police are taking the uptick seriously.
“We have directed resources to where we’re seeing any type of pattern and crime,” Watson said. She said that Oakland police are working closely with partner agencies including the U.S. Marshals, the California Highway Patrol and Oakland schools police to handle the persistent violence.
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