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A man who was fatally shot in Oakland on Wednesday afternoon was identified by police today as 20-year-old Malik Birchett, of Oakland. Officers responding to a report of a shooting in the 600 block of 55th Street, near Children’s Hospital Oakland, at about 2:30 p.m. found Birchett suffering from a gunshot wound. Birchett was transported to a hospital, where he died from his injuries, according to police. Oakland police said they do not yet know the motive for the shooting.
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