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    Slain Teen Was Oakland City Council President's Grandson
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    File image of Lynette Gibson McElhaney.

    A 17-year-old boy who was fatally shot near the West Oakland BART station on Sunday afternoon was the grandson of Oakland City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney, according to a social media posting by McElhaney.

    Torian Hughes, who briefly attended McClymonds High School in West Oakland this fall and was in an independent study program at the time of his death, was shot in the 900 block of Mandela Parkway at about 1:40 p.m. on Sunday and was taken by paramedics to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

    In a posting on Facebook, McElhaney said there will be a prayer vigil for Hughes at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Mandela Parkway and 10th Street, near the location where he was shot.

    She said, "Please join us in honoring the life of my beloved grandson Torian Dajour Hughes." In a separate posting, McElhaney said, "Thank you all for your outpouring of support as we mourn the untimely death of my 17-year-old grandson, Torian."

    McElhaney said, "His death, and the shootings throughout Oakland that followed over the past two days (Sunday and Monday), only strengthen my resolve for eradicating gun violence in our city. None of us, not one of us is immune. This crisis can be reversed."

    McElhaney said, "Please keep our families in prayer. Torian has two younger brothers and a host of cousins, parents, aunts, uncles and loves ones who are deeply impacted by his death."

    Oakland police haven't released any information about a motive or suspects in the fatal shooting.

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