OAKLAND (CBS SF) — An individual was shot early Wednesday morning in East Oakland in a continuation of current gun violence plaguing town.
Officers responded to ShotSpotter gunshot detection system exercise at 5:32 a.m. within the 4000 block of Worldwide Boulevard, however the sufferer was positioned about two miles away within the 2000 block of Church Avenue, in response to police.
The sufferer was taken to a hospital however the particular person’s situation was unknown.
There was a surge of lethal violence on Oakland streets to this point this yr. Police road patrols not too long ago have been beefed up in hassle spots in an effort to quell the outbreak.
Final week, Oakland detectives introduced the arrests of suspects in 4 current homicides and one other relationship again to 2018. To date in 2020, 80 individuals have died in violent crimes on Oakland streets, in comparison with 58 at the moment final yr. Murder investigators have solved 29 of these circumstances and 16 further homicides from earlier years.
To date this yr, Oakland police have recovered greater than 1,000 firearms, up practically 40% over the identical time final yr.