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5 killed in Oakland over violent holiday weekend

Oakland police investigate a shooting on Brookdale Avenue and Foothill Boulevard in Oakland on April 27, 2023. | Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images | Source: Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times/Getty Images

Oakland Police Department announced Tuesday they are investigating five deaths in five days over the holiday weekend as the city marks its 50th homicide this year, according to an analysis of police data by the East Bay Times.

On Friday, a person was struck and killed by a vehicle in the 5200 block of Foothill Boulevard, police said.

Four homicides also happened over the weekend, with two happening early Saturday morning in the 100 block of 14th Street around 3 a.m. and the 2100 block of 39th Avenue shortly thereafter. Police said they arrested a suspect in the 39th Avenue homicide. 

The third homicide occurred Sunday around 2:45 a.m. in the 1900 block of 73rd Avenue. 

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The fourth homicide happened just before 6 p.m. Monday in the 5000 block of Camden Street. The motive, circumstances and names of suspects and shooting victims have not been released for all of the incidents. 

Monday’s homicide marked the 50th investigated this year by Oakland police, who had handled 52 homicides by this time last year.

The department is also investigating multiple shootings that occurred across Oakland. In one instance, a child was shot Friday before 9:15 p.m. in the 2200 block of East 12th Street.

Officers also responded to a report of a shooting after 3 a.m. on Friday in the 800 block of 70th Avenue. One resident was injured.

Before 4 p.m. on Friday, three victims were struck by gunfire in the 8900 block of MacArthur Boulevard. 

“All victims are listed in stable condition,” police said in a news release. “Officers are looking for the persons responsible for all the shootings.”

The California Highway Patrol is also investigating three non-injury shootings on East Bay freeways, including two in Oakland

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