OAKLAND -- A chaotic Saturday ended in tragedy as one woman was killed and another man wounded in the city's third multi-victim shooting as well as its third homicide in less than 24 hours.
Oakland police responded to a shooting at 73rd Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard around 9:50 p.m. When they arrived, a white, two-door sedan had run into a tree and caused the hood of the car to pop open. A woman, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. A man in the car with her was also shot and wounded and a four-year-old child was injured by broken glass resulting from the gunfire. The relationship between the three was not available.
Both the man and the child were taken to area hospitals for treatment. Their identities were not released and their conditions were unknown late Saturday.
Police cordoned off several blocks along MacArthur Boulevard while they investigated the incident. Suspect descriptions and information on what led to the shooting were not immediately available.
Roughly a dozen police officers gathered by crime tape as they awaited the arrival of the Alameda County Coroner shortly before midnight. A small group of residents who live in the area had also huddled on the corner of 73rd Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard to hear of any updates on the incident.
This is the city's second shooting of the day.
Shortly after 4 p.m., four people were shot, one critically, in the busy uptown area along the 1700 block of Telegraph Avenue. All, however, are expected to survive. No information on the gunman in that case was available Saturday.
The chaotic events of Saturday were preceded by another fatal shooting late Friday.
Just after 11 p.m., two people, one of whom was a 38-year-old Oakland man, were shot dead and a third man was critically injured after someone opened fire at a birthday party at a home in the 400 block of 105th Avenue in the Sobrante Park neighborhood.
Police were trying to determine Saturday if a fourth man who showed up later at a hospital with gunshot wounds was also a victim from the party.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering as much as $25,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of suspects in each of these incidents.
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