A shooting occurred at a building housing multiple schools on Wednesday at the King Estate campus on Fontaine street in Oakland. The Alameda County Sheriff’s office told local media that the scene is no longer active and six injured were hospitalised. Oakland mayor Libby Schaff has confirmed that all victims were adults.
The police have not revealed anything related to the shooter or shooters, except for confirming that they have fled the scene.
The building houses multiple schools, such as the Sojourner Truth Independent Study, Rudsdale Newcomers and Continuation High School, and the Bay Area Technology School. None of the schools were affected in the shooting.
A video released by KTVU showed a student telling officers that seven gunshots were heard.
Reports say California Highway Patrol has closed off the exit ramps from Fontaine street onto Keller Street. The Oakland Police Department has not specified when it will be reopened.
The Bay Area Technology School asked parents to pick up their students from a different route at the bottom of Fontaine street.
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“The campus is near Oakland Academy of Knowledge (OAK), but it is important to note the incident was NOT at OAK, nor did it have anything to do with that elementary school,” The Oakland Unified School District told media.
“We currently do not have any information beyond what Oakland Police are reporting. Once we do, we will be sure to release it via email, and likely a press conference later in the afternoon,” they added.
A parent of a seventh grader told KTVU that he heard gunshots during a phone call with his daughter. “I had a phone call from my kid’s number and you could hear the gunshots going on as she was speaking to me. She was crying,” he told a reporter.
The OPD is currently investigating the incident and trying to zero down on the shooters.