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Oakland Art Walk Set For Friday Following Last Month's Homicide

Oakland's First Friday art walk is good to go despite last month's shooting death.



    Two people enjoy Oakland's First Friday Art Walk.

    Oakland's First Friday Night Art Walk is set to go this Friday, following a shooting death at the event Feb. 1, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, which brought out details of the killing.

    High school senior Kiante Campbell, 18, was shot and killed at 20th Street and Telegraph in Oakland at 10:50 p.m. nearly four Fridays ago, when "thousands" of people were milling about an hour following the event's official end, the newspaper reported.

    Someone bumped into Campbell in the crowd, which led the young man to draw his gun out, the newspaper reported. His weapon "misfired" or "jammed," the newspaper reported, and Campbell was shot and killed when someone else drew his weapon and fired.

    One person -- a friend of Campbell's, Donald Parks, Jr., 19 -- was arrested on suspicion of murder but has since been charged with six felonies for shooting his gun into the crowd, possibly at Campbell's possible killer.

    The event will go on, with strong support from Mayor Jean Quan. But it will get smaller: five blocks only, on Telegraph and Broadway from 27th Street to West Grand Avenue.