Two women were wounded in two distinct shootings within hours of each other on Sunday in East Oakland. The incidents, which occurred just a few blocks apart, are not believed to be connected, according to officials. Fortunately, both victims are expected to make a full recovery.
The first shooting took place around 9:35 p.m. on Sunday in the 2600 block of 77th Avenue. A 47-year-old woman became the target of multiple gunshots to her leg after getting into a dispute with a group of individuals. Swiftly, she was assisted by another person who provided transportation to a nearby hospital. The suspects managed to flee the scene in a vehicle before the arrival of the Oakland Police Department. Notably, the exact reason for the altercation remains undisclosed at this time.
Approximately seven hours earlier, at around 2:15 p.m., another incident occurred in the 2500 block of 78th Avenue. A 20-year-old woman engaged in an argument with another female. Unexpectedly, a man who accompanied the other woman involved in the quarrel fired shots at the young woman, leaving her wounded. She promptly arranged her own transportation to a hospital, while the shooter fled the scene. Details regarding the suspect’s physical appearance are currently unavailable, and no arrests have been reported.
In an effort to bring those responsible to justice, the Oakland Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Oakland have come together to offer a reward of up to $5,000 for any information leading to the arrest of the suspects in both shootings. If you have any relevant information, please contact the police or Crime Stoppers.
These senseless acts of violence highlight the need for a safer community in East Oakland. By working closely with law enforcement and providing vital information, local residents can help decrease crime rates and bring peace to their neighborhoods. Let us rally together to ensure that incidents like these become a thing of the past.