Police: Oakland high school shooting wounds 6 adults – KCRA Sacramento
A California school shooting injured six adults on Wednesday at East Oakland’s King Estates Campus. It was reported that the youngest victim was 18 years old.
Officers responded to reports of a shooting at Rudsdale Newcomer High School at 12:30 p.m. It is a school that provides services to recent immigrants ages 16-21 who have fled violence and instability in their home countries. The school shares The King Estates Campus with four other schools.
According to Oakland Fire Department spokesperson Michael Hunt, all six victims had gunshot wounds and were taken to two different hospitals.
Officials reported that three people were transported to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley. Fortunately, one of the patients was treated quickly and was able to go home. Another victim is waiting for release, and a third is in stable condition.
Other three victims were treated at Highland Hospital in Oakland, where one is in stable condition and the other two are in critical but stable condition.
One of the victims was identified on Instagram Wednesday night as a security guard from BayTech School. It is expected that he will survive the accident without serious injury.
Oakland police say that all the victims are adults who are affiliated with the school. There was no further information on the victims provided by the police.
Treva Reid, a City Council Member, reported that she was told the incident might be related to “gang violence” by investigators.
Alameda Health System’s chief executive, James Jackson, has noticed an increase in violence. We’ve seen almost a doubling of violent crime victims here at Highland Hospital, he told KCRA. Something has changed.”
Oakland Unified announced Wednesday that there will be no school on campus Thursday.
Investigators have not released a description of the suspect or suspects involved in the shooting, but are continuing their investigation.
For more coverage on this story, see additional news sources below:
- Police: Oakland high school shooting wounds 6 adults KCRA Sacramento
- 6 Injured in Oakland School Shooting, Police Say The New York Times
- Oakland school shooting involving multiple gunmen injures 6 adults; 2 critical KPIX CBS SF Bay Area
- 6 adults hurt after shooting at East Oakland’s King Estates Campus that houses multiple schools, authorities say KGO-TV
- Shooting at California school campus leaves at least six people injured The Guardian US