A 14-year-old boy was killed in a shooting in East Oakland on Saturday evening, a police spokeswoman said.
Officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 3300 block of Brookdale Avenue around 7:50 p.m., Oakland police Officer Johnna Watson said.
The boy, later identified as Oakland resident Davon Ellis, was found suffering from a gunshot wound, Watson said.
He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Watson.
Based on a preliminary investigation, Davon was walking with his friends when he was shot, she said.
Watson issued a statement to the community regarding Ellis' death:
“All violent crime is tragic, but when the victim is a child it is even more so. The Oakland Police Department, along with his family and our community, grieve the loss of 14-year-old Davon Ellis, whose life was senselessly taken on February 28, 2015. The members of my department and I are committed to the safety of everyone in our community, especially our children. We will do all that is possible to identify and arrest the person responsible for this tragic crime. Investigators and officers are working diligently following leads, talking with potential witnesses, and locating and reviewing available surveillance footage.
I am asking the Oakland community to partner with us to bring this suspect to justice. If you have any information on the shooter please contact the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821.”
No other injuries were reported.
No arrests have been made in the shooting, according to Watson.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering a reward of up to $20,000 for any information leading to an arrest in the homicide.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Police Department's homicide section at (510) 238-3821.