A story about a shooting in West Oakland incorrectly reported that a victim's home was in the Acorn housing project. The home in the 1100 block of Seventh Street is in the city's Acorn neighborhood but is not part of the Acorn housing development.
OAKLAND -- Phuc Tran, 11, said he has heard gunshots ring out before near the West Oakland home where his family has lived for 12 years. He sometimes feels scared living in the neighborhood, he said.
Sunday morning, he was awakened again by gunfire outside their home in the 1100 block of Seventh Street, but something was different: He felt pain in his arm. He complained to his family, but it took them a moment to realize what had happened.
"I didn't think it was a big deal until my two little brothers saw the blood and my mom saw it," Phuc's brother, An Tran, 18, said Monday. "That's when we called the ambulance and the police."
Phuc had been grazed by a bullet that came into the family's home. On Monday, he was back home, his arm in a sling, but the shooting had pushed his family to considering leaving their home near Adeline and Seventh streets.
Phuc, one of triplets, was sleeping in a room with his three brothers when the shots woke them up about 5 a.m.
Multiple rounds were fired through the front walls and windows of the two-story townhouse where the family of eight lives. Bullets went through a refrigerator and cabinets, and one bullet pierced the bedroom where the boys were sleeping, wounding Phuc.
The townhouse next door was also hit in the hail of gunfire. The residents of that home -- three children between the ages of 6 and 18 and their mother -- were not hurt.
Though gunfire has shattered the calm outside their home before, according to An Tran, no damage was done and no one was hurt. Now the family is looking into either moving to a new area within the complex or a new neighborhood.
"I didn't know this kind of thing would happen," An Tran said.
For now, the triplets and An Tran are simply switching rooms within the house.
"I just know (my brothers are) all irritated about why this happened and kind of scared about what might happen next," An Tran said.
Police said they believe that someone on the street or in a car was probably the intended target of the shooting, not the townhomes. No arrests have been made.
Police and CrimeStoppers of Oakland are offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact Oakland police at 510-238-3821 or the anonymous tip line at 510-772-2508.