Oakland Boy to be Released From Hospital Following Shooting

An 11-year-old boy is expected to be released from Oakland Children's Hospital following a shooting.

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    An 11-year-old boy who was seriously injured when a barrage of bullets was fired into his family's East Oakland home last week is expected to be released from the hospital as early as today.

    An 11-year-old boy who was seriously injured when a barrage of bullets was fired into his family's East Oakland home last week is expected to be released from the hospital as early as today.

    Luis Duenas Hernandez was sleeping at his family's home in the 200 block of Makin Road just before 1 a.m. last Thursday when multiple shots were fired into the home and he was struck by two bullets.

    There were nine people in the house at the time of the shooting but Luis was the only person who was injured, family members said.

    Luis' brother, 16-year-old Francisco Duenas, said today that Luis' parents are completing paperwork to finalize Luis' release from Children's  Hospital Oakland and that Luis is expected to go home this afternoon.

    Children's Hospital spokeswoman Erin Goldsmith said she can't confirm that Luis is being released, but she said he is in good condition.

    Oakland police Sgt. Chris Bolton said investigators are still pursuing leads in the shooting but can't divulge further details because they don't want to compromise the case.

     

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