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Double murder of employees at Wingstop restaurant at 528 Lake Park Ave. Oakland suspect in custody

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Investigators have arrested a suspect in a double murder at a restaurant near Oakland’s Lake Merritt late Monday night, police said this morning. Two restaurant employees were fatally shot at the Wingstop restaurant at 528 Lake Park Ave. at about 11:45 p.m. Monday, according to police. Officers responded to the eatery after being alerted of an alarm activation there, police said.

They found the two employees with gunshot wounds, and both were pronounced dead at the scene. A suspect in the double killing was taken into custody just before 8 a.m. today, police said. Police initially said the shooting may have occurred during a robbery, but now say that does not appear to be the case. Police are planning to hold a meeting with area merchants to discuss crime prevention and community involvement, but have not yet announced a time or location.

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