One dead, seven injured in Oakland shooting

One person was killed and seven others were injured in a shooting in Oakland, California on Monday, January 23, police said.

Officer Kim Armstead of the Oakland Police Department said the shooting took place on the 5900 block of Macarthur Boulevard just after 6 p.m. and several people were involved.

Officers were dispatched to the scene after receiving activation of ShotSpotter, she said, a program that notifies authorities of gunfire sounds.

Armstead said police had not located any victims at the scene and learned that the injured had been transported to several area hospitals. She added that the condition of all is described as stable. Source: Oakland Police Department via Storyful

Video transcript

The Oakland Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred just after 6 p.m. tonight at Block 5900 on MacArthur Boulevard. Officers were dispatched to the scene to investigate reports of ShotSpotter activation. Upon arrival, they located the scene of the shooting, located the shell casings, but there were no casualties. Soon after, our communications department received notification of multiple gunshot wound victims who had self-transported to local hospitals in the area.

At this time, we know of eight victims of gunshot wounds. One of them unfortunately died from his injuries while the other seven are in stable condition. This is an active investigation, as you can imagine, very fluid. We are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident, who may have information or video footage of this shooting, to contact our department.

The Oakland Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred just after 6 p.m. tonight at Block 5900 on MacArthur Boulevard. Officers were dispatched to the scene to investigate reports of ShotSpotter activation. Upon arrival, they located the scene of the shooting, located the shell casings, but there were no casualties.

Soon after, our communications department received notification of multiple gunshot wound victims who had self-transported to local hospitals in the area. At this time, we know of eight victims of gunshot wounds. One of them unfortunately died from his injuries while the other seven are in stable condition.

This is an active investigation, as you can imagine, very fluid. We are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident, who may have information or video footage of this shooting, to contact our department.

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