Shooting at Oakland School Campus Leaves 6 Adults Injured

At least six people have been transported to a nearby hospital after sustaining wounds from a shooting at a school in Oakland, California on Wednesday.

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Six adults were hospitalized after sustaining wounds from a shooting at a school campus in East Oakland, California early Wednesday afternoon. 

KPIX 5 reporter Katie Nielsen shared the press release to parents of students from the Oakland Unified School District, indicating the shooting occurred at the King Estate Campus, which “houses the co-located Rudsdale Continuation and Newcomer high schools, BayTech Charter School, and the headquarters of Sojourner Truth Independent Study, which has no students at the site.”

This press release just went out to parents of OUSD students. @KPIXtv

— Katie Nielsen (@KatieKPIX) September 28, 2022

“When officers arrived on scene they ‘immediately’ made entry into the school and found six adults who had ‘some affiliation with the school’ suffering from gunshot wounds,” CNN writes, citing Oakland Police Assistant Chief Darren Allison and noting the campus is comprised of middle and high schools.

Alameda County Health System spokesperson Eleanor Ajala told the San Francisco Chronicle that the three people taken to Highland Hospital are in critical condition. The status of the other three transported to Eden Medical Center is unknown. The identities of the six victims have not been revealed. 

In a tweet condemning the shooting, Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf said investigators informed her that the six individuals in question are adults. 

The unbridled access to firearms in our country is inexcusable.

— Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) September 28, 2022

The Oakland Police Department announced via Twitter that an investigation into a shooting in the 8200 block of Fontaine Street is underway. 

The Oakland Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 8200 block of Fontaine Street.

We are asking our Community Members to please avoid the area at this time. 

PIO is on the way to scene. Media we will update with staging area.

— Oakland Police Dept. (@oaklandpoliceca) September 28, 2022

Alameda County Sheriff spokesperson Lt. Ray Kelly confirmed the situation is “no longer active.”

Nielsen said witnesses saw three people step out of a car and open fire before returning to the vehicle and fleeing the scene. 

UPDATE – Witnesses tell investigators a car with 3 gunman pulled up, got out, opened fire, & left.
Total of 6 injured – 1 with critical injuries. Students are being taken to a reunification area near Mountain Blvd & Fontaine St, which looks like Points of Light Church. @KPIXtv

“Police are looking for at least one shooter though more people could be involved,” CNN reports.

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