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Deadly wave of violence strikes Oakland over holiday weekend

By Beat News Service November 25, 2012 No Comments Print Share

Four killings and at least seven non-fatal shootings were reported throughout Oakland over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, police said Sunday.

The latest killings occurred at 6 a.m. Sunday on the 3900 block of Brookdale Avenue near Minna Street in East Oakland where two women were found with gunshot wounds. Both were taken to Highland Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Police did not release their names, ages, or a possible motive in the killings.

The double killing comes after an 18 year-old mother was shot to death at 7 a.m. Saturday on the 1800 block of 28th Avenue. Police said another man in his late teens was shot to death in front of a liquor store on the 5900 block of San Pablo Avenue in North Oakland later the same day at 3 p.m.

Police also responded to a rash of  non-fatal shootings that began Friday night in several parts of Oakland that left at least seven victims hospitalized with varying injuries.

Sunday’s killings brings Oakland’s homicide total for 2012 to 115. The city recorded 110 murders in 2011.

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