OAKLAND, California. – Oakland police confirm that eight people were shot and one was killed Monday night at a gas station on Seminary Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard.
The shooting took place just before 6 pm. Family members at Highland Hospital identify the dead victim as 18-year-old Mario Navarro.
Some witnesses told police that the shooting started during the filming of a music video.
There is no immediate information about the circumstances leading up to the shooting. Police did not say whether there were any arrests or possible suspicious information.
Police said they were notified of the shooting due to ShotSpotter activity. Investigators are looking into the possibility that a video clip was being recorded at the time of the shooting.
“On arrival they located the scene of the shooting, located shell casings but no casualties,” said Kim Armstead of the OPD. “Shortly thereafter, our communications division received notification of several victims with gunshot wounds, who were transported to local hospitals.”
Police said the other seven victims shot were expected to survive.
One woman said her sister was among those shot. Investigators collected evidence from two cars that may have transported the shooting victims to the hospital.
“This is really disheartening and difficult to deal with, but again, we’re counting on the community’s support to help resolve this incident.
Police investigators said several people fired their weapons, possibly across the street.
A relative said the dead teenager had graduated from high school last year.
“He was very sweet, he liked music a lot, but he wasn’t a very bad person. He was good,” said Olga Navarro, cousin of the murder victim.
Oakland police said on social media prior to this fatal shooting, they were investigating five homicides so far in 2023.
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