Teen girl killed, 3 others hurt in downtown Oakland shooting

A broad-daylight shooting in downtown Oakland on Tuesday killed a teen girl and injured three others as multiple gunshots rang out during the evening commute.

Police described a chaotic scene at 13th and Franklin streets, where the shooting occurred.

Witnesses reported two gunmen on foot who hit victims along half of a city block, said Lt. Carlos Gonzalez. Windows of businesses in the area were blown out by the gunfire.

The surviving victims, male and female ranging in age from mid-teens to early 20s, were all reportedly in stable condition, police said.

Witnesses said the 16-year-old girl who died had been shot in the neck.

The shooting happened near a large family gathering at an entertainment facility, Venue, on 14th Street. Dozens of people inside and outside the facility were there after attending a funeral for two Oakland teens who drowned in a Stanislaus County reservoir over Memorial Day weekend.

At least some of the victims were connected to the memorial event.

One witness was walking down 14th Street about a block away when he heard multiple gunshots fired in rapid succession at 5:41 p.m.

Source: sfgate

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