Girl Shot at Oakland Sideshow

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|  Monday, Jun 3, 2013  |  Updated 12:55 PM PDT
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A teenage girl was critically injured overnight during a side show in Oakland. Monte Francis reports.

A teenage girl was critically injured overnight during a side show in Oakland. Monte Francis reports.

Four people were shot in two separate shootings in Oakland overnight including a teenage girl.

 The first shooting was reported at about 2:35 a.m., Officer J. Moore said. Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 10500 block of MacArthur Boulevard and found three people suffering from gunshot wounds, Moore said

The shooting happened at the same location of a side show had been reported. "Side shows" have been around for years. Drivers take over an intersection, parking lot,  street or in one case Interstate 880, and perform illegal and often reckless stunts such as "doughnuts."

Witnesses on the scene told police that a party bus pulled into the area of the side show and attempted to pass. They said that sparked the gunfire.  

Officers responded to the scene and discovered the girl suffering a gunshot wound. The Oakland Fire Department and PMP personnel responded to the scene and provided immediate first-aid to victim. She was transported to a local hospital by PMP ambulance and listed in critical condition, according to police.

Two other male victims reportedly associated to this incident self transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds, police said.

Oakland police officials said they will make some kind of announcement concerning "strategies to address side show activity" on Monday. Time for the press conference is to still being worked out. 

About 20 minutes after the side show shootings, at 2:55 a.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1700 block of 88th Avenue, Moore said. Officers arrived to find one male victim suffering from a gunshot wound, police said.

The male was transported to a hospital and is in stable condition, he said. No suspects were apprehended in either shooting.

Both shootings are under investigation. Earlier in the morning, police responded to a report of a shooting in the area of 30th and Chestnut streets.

That ultimately was determined to be a robbery and not a shooting, Moore said. Details of the robbery were not immediately available.

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