Violent Weekend Motivates Street March - NBC Bay Area

Violent Weekend Motivates Street March



    Violent Weekend Motivates Street March
    NBC Bay Area

    Following a violent weekend in Oakland with five separate  shootings that left one man dead, an Oakland community is planning a peace  march, organizers said.
    Oakland Community Organizations expects more than 400 parents,  students, and teachers from Greenleaf Whittier Elementary School and St.  Bernard Church to convene today at the elementary school for a 3 p.m. "peace  walk" through what community organizers call "the most violent neighborhood  in East Oakland," according to organizer Emma Paulino.

        After the walk, a meeting is scheduled with city officials,  including Oakland police Chief Anthony Batts, to demand a response to  increased gun violence in the area, Paulino said.
    "We have been working with the city for years and nothing has  happened," Paulino said about community efforts with the community's Oakland  police patrol division.
    The march follows six shootings over the weekend, some near the  school and community, including a shooting Sunday afternoon in the 1400 block  of Seminary Avenue that police say left one person in critical condition.
    Another nearby shooting in the 2400 block of 90th Avenue injured a  52-year-old Oakland resident in the man's apartment complex driveway on  Saturday night, Oakland police said. The victim was reported in stable  condition.
    On Saturday afternoon, in the 2900 block of High Street,  50-year-old Leo Dunson was shot and died from his gunshot wounds, police  said.
    Other shootings from the weekend left five people with gunshot  injuries, police said.
    At about 1:22 a.m. in the area of 59th and Genoa streets, officers  found two men suffering from gunshot wounds that did not appear to be  life-threatening injuries.
    Just before 2 a.m., a shooting outside of a nightclub in the 1200  block of Webster Avenue left one man in critical condition and hospitalized  two other men, according to police.
    Two of the gunshot victims, who were taken to the hospital, were  in stable condition. The third man was scheduled to undergo surgery for  critical injuries Sunday morning after he was found shot at 1:55 a.m.,  Oakland police Officer Kevin McDonald said.