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Oakland Police Department CA
Thursday August 4th, 2022 :: 03:14 p.m. PDT


ShotSpotter Activation Leads to Multiple Firearm Recoveries

This year, the Oakland Police Department (OPD) has investigated more than 4,600 ShotSpotter activations citywide, down 12% from this time last year. 
Shortly before 4:00 AM, on July 21, 2022, OPD officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 7800 block of International Boulevard. Officers located evidence of a shooting, including multiple caliber shell casings and a rifle in plain view. Officers also saw several individuals leaving the area entering a nearby residence. Officers were able to detain those individuals as they exited the home.  
As officers continued their investigation, they attempted to enter the residence to identify possible shooting victims. However, the home was locked, and a search warrant was authorized. Once inside the residence officers found multiple handguns, rifles, ammunition and a large amount of suspected narcotics. 
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information can contact the Oakland Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at (510) 238-3426.
OPD has recovered nearly 1000 firearms this year, and ShotSpotter technology has assisted in many of those recoveries.

Oakland Police Department CA
Oakland, CA 94607

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