A memorial service is under way today for Alaysha Carradine, an 8-year-old girl who was fatally shot while she was at a friend’s house in East Oakland for a sleepover earlier this month. Alaysha, who would have been a third-grader at Fruitvale Elementary School in Oakland this fall, was one of four people hit by gunfire when someone fired shots into an apartment at 3440 Wilson St. at about 11:15 p.m. on July 17.
The other three victims, who police said were a woman, a 4-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl, survived their injuries. Oakland schools spokesman Troy Flint identified the 7-year-old girl as Amara York, who he said is about to start second grade at Fruitvale Elementary. Oakland fashion show producer Mario Benton announced in an email message that there will be a fashion show at the Uptown Studios at 1738 Telegraph Ave. in Oakland from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to raise funds for the shooting victims’ families.
In addition to Alaysha and Amara, Benton identified the other two victims as 4-year-old Antwone York and Clara Fields. No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting. Alaysha’s memorial service began at 11 a.m. today at the McNary Williams Jackson Mortuary on Telegraph Avenue.
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