Oakland: Two shot near Lake Merritt

OAKLAND — Police were responding to a double injury shooting Sunday night on Lakeshore Avenue beside Lake Merritt, authorities said.

Around 8:25 p.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 2100 block of Lakeshore Avenue near Brooklyn Avenue, and arrived to find a female victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound. A second victim was found near Lakeshore and Brooklyn.

Other officers arrived to assist with crowd and traffic control by blocking northbound traffic at East 18th Avenue, while firefighters and paramedics also responded to treat the victims.

The victim’s condition was not immediately available late Sunday.

For information leading to the arrest of a suspect, police are offering up to $5,000 in each shooting. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers of Oakland at 510-777-8572.

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