Seven hurt in shooting near Oakland park

Seven hurt in shooting near Oakland park

Seven people have been injured in two shootings near a park in Oakland, California, police said.

Oakland Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said officers responded to a report of a shooting about a block away from the Verdese Carter Park and community garden at about 6.08pm local time.

When they arrived, they learned of a second shooting nearby.

The Oakland Tribune reported that the victims were all men between the ages of 23 and 31. Two were said to be in a critical condition while the other five suffered minor injuries.

There were no immediate reports of any suspects or arrests.

Local councillor Larry Reid said the number of shootings in the area has risen over the last six months.

More in this Section

Trump denigrates US diplomats and pushes conspiracy theoriesTrump denigrates US diplomats and pushes conspiracy theories

Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson receive brutal televised grillingJeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson receive brutal televised grilling

Ex-CIA officer jailed for 19 years in China spy conspiracyEx-CIA officer jailed for 19 years in China spy conspiracy

Jeremy Corbyn pledges to take ‘neutral stance’ in another EU referendumJeremy Corbyn pledges to take ‘neutral stance’ in another EU referendum


Lifestyle

OUR fascination with interiors inspiration (in print, online and of course in the likes of social media sites like Pinterest and Instagram) is not going anywhere any time soon.Clutter is a symptom of the housing crisis

All your gardening news.Gardening Notes: Your guide to what's on

Get ready for Stir-Up Sunday with this classic recipe.How to make Bake Off finalist Steph’s Great Grandma’s Christmas fruitcake

I’ve written about Puglia, Sicily, and even Calabria frequently but much less about Basilicata and Campania, both small wine regions but not to be dismissed.Wine with Leslie Williams: The white grapes of Southern Italy

More From The Irish Examiner