OAKLAND -- Shootings in the final hours of 2013 killed a 13-year-old boy walking home from a recreation center and a 21-year-old woman celebrating New Year's Eve with friends.
The boy, who police have not named, was shot several times at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday while he was walking near 104th Avenue and Walnut Street.
Officer Jason Andersen said police don't have a motive for the shooting, and no arrests have been made. The boy died at Highland Hospital at 4:42 a.m. Wednesday.
The slain woman, Ashlee Walker, of Oakland, was a passenger in a car that had stopped in the 2000 block of 22nd Avenue about 9:15 p.m. when someone standing outside the vehicle began shooting at Walker and three of her friends.
The four friends had been "hanging out for New Year's Eve," Officer Rob Rosin said. Only Walker was wounded by the gunfire. Her friends, two men and a woman, drove her to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Walker's slaying marked Oakland's 92nd and last homicide of 2013. The boy's death, because it happened in the hospital early Wednesday, marked Oakland's first homicide of 2014.
Rosin said police don't have a motive yet for the shooting, and no arrests have been made.
Police said Walker was a college student.
A third New Year's Eve shooting happened in North Oakland at about 9 p.m. in the 5400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Police said that victim is expected to recover.
No motive was released, and no suspects were arrested.
Police said none of the shootings are connected.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering monetary rewards for all three shootings. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.
Staff writer Matt O'Brien contributed to this report.