A number of suspects fired at the least 30 rounds in an Oakland, California, college capturing Wednesday that left six wounded and is suspected to be gang-related, police mentioned Thursday.
Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong mentioned throughout a information convention that authorities really feel lucky extra folks weren’t harmed in the course of the capturing he referred to as “wholly unacceptable.”
“We all know that there have been at the least two shooters and one other confederate associated to this case, however there might have been extra,” he mentioned. “We additionally know that there have been over 30 rounds fired on this campus. That’s wholly unacceptable. We thank God that many extra college students weren’t injured.”
The capturing victims have been all adults, officers have mentioned.
Armstrong mentioned two have been college students. Additionally wounded have been a counselor, a safety guard and two staffers. He mentioned police imagine an individual was focused within the capturing that was believed to be gang-related.
The capturing occurred shortly earlier than 1 p.m. at a campus with 4 colleges, together with a center college and a highschool, within the metropolis’s Eastmont Hills neighborhood, Assistant Oakland Police Chief Darren Allison advised reporters Wednesday.
The victims had “some affiliation” with Rudsdale, one of many colleges. Mayor Libby Schaaf mentioned Wednesday that the gunfire erupted at Sojourner Fact, a Okay-12 impartial examine college additionally on the campus.
Victims have been discovered inside the varsity, Allison mentioned.
Allison didn’t establish a possible motive or suspect. Authorities are looking for one shooter, though others might have been concerned, he mentioned.
Schaaf mentioned that the incident “shocks the soul” and that “the unbridled entry to firearms in our nation is inexcusable.”
The capturing is the second at an Oakland college in lower than a month. Authorities mentioned a 12-year-old shot a 13-year-old at Madison Park Academy on Aug. 29, wounding the boy.
Oakland, a metropolis of practically half one million, is battling gun violence. On Tuesday, Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong unveiled a plan to cut back the violence.