One Victim in String of Oakland Shootings Was Berkeley High Student

By Scott Morris (BCN) and Planet
Thursday February 23, 2012 - 02:29:00 PM

Police in Oakland are investigating a string of overnight shootings and a possible homicide at a home in the Oakland Hills, police said. According to the Oakland Tribune, one victim was an 18-year-old Berkeley High student. 

Three people were injured in three separate shootings in North and West Oakland just this morning. 

At 4:07 a.m., police responded to a shooting in the 3400 block of Adeline Street. The victim was transported to a hospital. 

At 8:18 a.m., police responded to reports that two males on bikes were shooting at each other in the 6300 block of Market Street. 

One victim, identified by the Tribune as a Berkeley High Student, was located at the scene and transported to a hospital. 

Gabe Zatz-Gilman, a resident of the neighborhood, said that while he was driving to work this morning, he saw a victim lying in the street with a crowd of people around him. 

Also around 8 a.m., police found a shooting victim in a car in the 3100 block of Adeline Street. That victim was also transported to a hospital. 

Police are also investigating a case in which a person was found dead in his home in the 2300 block of Thackeray Drive, in the Oakland Hills, this morning. No further details were immediately available. 

On Wednesday night, a group of people outside a taco truck at the corner of 44th Avenue and International Boulevard shot at a passing vehicle at 9:15 p.m., police said. No injuries were reported. 

In a separate case, a person was critically injured while he was standing on a sidewalk in the 3400 block of Davis Street at about 11:20 p.m. 

That adds up to five shootings in the city within 12 hours, in addition to the body that was found.