17-09-06

Saturday night action in a big city

Vandaag in de lokale krant:

 

Sinds begin dit jaar reeds 104 mensen vermoord door schietpartijen in Oakland, ze verbreken nu reeds het record van vorig jaar en het is nog maar september. Als ik hier praat met de mannen aan tafel vertellen ze mijn dat er zeker iedere dag wel een vuurgevecht plaats vind en daarvan zijn er reeds 104 van overleden tot op heden. Wij kunnen ons dat bijlange niet voorstellen dat dit hier zoveel gebeurt, maar Robby die in station 4 zit kan daar over meepraten, hij heeft tijdens zijn verblijf wel meerdere keren mogen uitrukken hiervoor.

 

Uw reporter Patten

 

2 dead, 2 wounded in Oakland violence
Police investigate possible gang ties in shootings at two separate 'sideshows'

Harry Harris and William Brand, STAFF WRITERS
OAKLAND — Two young Latino men were fatally gunned down in separate, apparently unrelated shootings in East Oakland Saturday in attacks police believe may be gang-related.

A second person also was shot in each incident.

The two murders brought Oakland's homicide rate to 104 — 10 more than in all of 2005.

The first homicide occurred about 3:09 a.m. at a spot where there had been sideshow activity, investigators said.

Killed in that attack was Hector Sanchez, 29, of Oakland, a delivery man who police said earlier had helped his sister celebrate her birthday.

The second shooting occurred at 2:10 p.m. Saturday in front of 9321 C St.

Police Sgt. Henderson Jordan said someone fired multiple times, critically wounding one Latino youth and wounding other.

The dead man, who was not immediately identified, died of his wounds at 6:55 p.m. at Highland Hospital.

Jordan said the bystanders picked them off the street, brought them to a car and rushed them toward Highland Hospital. "They were afraid an ambulance wouldn't arrive in time," he said.

"But they saw the Station 20 firehouse at 98th and International and stopped there," Jordan said.

Oakland Fire Capt. Melinda Drayton said eight firefighters gave emergency aid to the two victims. The older man, in his 20s, was unconscious. "He had been shot two times in the head and was notdoing well," Drayton said.

 

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