Two Dead, Seven Injured in Rash of Shootings in Oakland

Two people were killed and at least seven others were wounded in a series of incidents from Friday evening into early Saturday morning, Oakland police said.

A 46-year-old man died and four other people were injured in a shooting reported about 1 a.m. Saturday outside of a bar near the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and 38th Avenue in the Laurel District area of East Oakland, police Officer R. Morales said. It appears that a dispute of some sort started in the bar, and then spilled out onto the street, Morales said.

The fatal victim, who apparently wasn't directly involved in the original dispute, died on his way to the hospital, while four other people - two 35-year-old men, a 37-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman - suffered less serious gunshot wounds, Morales said.

A 34-year-old man was arrested in connection with the Laurel District death, Morales said, booked on suspicion of homicide.

It wasn't immediately known what set off the dispute, Morales said.

A 28-year-old man died from a single gunshot would at about 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 2200 block of 92nd Avenue in Oakland's Castlemont district. Little information about that shooting was available Saturday night, and no arrests had been made by 6 p.m. Saturday.

Other shootings resulting in injuries were reported about 7:30 p.m. Friday, where a 46-year-old man was shot and injured near the Lower Diamond area in the 2900 block of Brookdale Avenue; about 11:10 p.m. Friday on Poplar Way in the Lower Bottoms area of West Oakland; and at about 10:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Eighth Street a few blocks away from the Poplar Way shooting. There isn't a known connection between those incidents, Morales said.

Separately, a man suffered multiple stab wounds in what Morales described as a possible family dispute in the 200 block of Tunis Road at about 5 p.m. Friday, off Hegenberger Road near Oakland International Airport. An arrest was made in that case, Morales said, on suspicion of felony assault.

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