On Wednesday, an incident of shooting has come to light at a school in the city of Oakland.
Officials have said that a total of 6 people have been injured in this firing incident.
Officials also said that three of the injured are in critical condition.
Oakland. At least six people were injured in a shooting at a school in Oakland, California on Wednesday. According to Alameda County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Ray Kelly, the firing is over. Oakland Fire Department spokesman Michael Hunt said paramedics took six patients to the hospital. All the people were injured by the bullets. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff tweeted that all the injured were adults and that the shooting took place at the Alternative K-12 School, Sojourner Truth Independent Study.
Officials did not say whether any of the victims could be students aged 18 or older. Officials said three of the wounded were taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland in critical condition. The other three were taken to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley and their condition was not known. Television footage showed dozens of police cars and yellow tape on the road outside the school and students leaving surrounding campuses. City Council member Treva Reid said investigators told her the shooting could be linked to increasing “group and gang violence”.
Oakland Police Capt. Casey Johnson confirmed in a brief news conference that six people had been shot, and did not answer any questions. City Council member Lauren Taylor, who was outside the school, declined to confirm any details about the incident. “The guns were on our school premises where our children were to be protected,” he told KTVU-TV.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 29, 2022, 04:58 IST