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Oakland Police Department CA
Thursday September 29th, 2022 :: 03:39 p.m. PDT


Update: King Estate Campus Shooting

September 29, 2022
OPD News:
Update: King Estate Campus Shooting
This morning, officials from the City of Oakland and the Oakland Unified School District held a virtual news conference to follow up on yesterday’s shooting at the King Estate campus.
The Oakland Police Department (OPD) continues to investigate this incident.  OPD has learned that all six shooting victims are associated with the Rudsdale school, located on King Estate Campus.  Two of the victims are adult students, and the four other victims work at the school.  Two of the victims were last listed in critical condition, one is in stable condition and the three other victims were released. 
At this time, OPD believes the shooting was targeted and is related to ongoing group and gang conflicts that our Ceasefire Division is actively investigating. 
Oakland Police Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong said, “I am saddened yet again, as our community is the victim of gun violence.  The most vulnerable people in our community are our children.  A school is a place where our children should not have to worry about being a victim of gun violence. 
I am calling on our Oakland community to bring those responsible to justice.  Those responsible for this crime have brought fear and trauma, not only into the lives of young people, but to everyone affected by the shooting. 
Please share any information with the Oakland Police Department related to this investigation or any other violent crime, so we can bring these individuals to justice.”
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said, “Every big city mayor is tired of making statements once again denouncing violence. We are tired of recognizing that - despite heroic efforts at local levels - we cannot solve gun violence without federal action. Like so many other mayors in America, I call on the obstructionists in Congress to take real action against this unbridled psychosis of violence in our country, and the unacceptable access to assault weapons in our cities.
“While we wait for that action, we will do what we do best in Oakland, which is to wrap our arms around communities that have been traumatized by yet another incident of senseless gun violence. We will provide healing and support and work to change the conditions at the community level and the individual level that ensure that people will not resort to violence, as well as dedicate all available resources to bringing these perpetrators to justice. I say, as a mayor and as a mother of high school students, we have to do better.”
Department of Violence Prevention Chief Guillermo Cespedes, said, “We send our deepest condolences to the families involved in the school shootings yesterday.  I, along with 5 members of my violence prevention team, as well as DVP-funded community organizations, responded to the incident yesterday to provide support and ongoing healing to the students and families, and to prevent retaliation and escalation.  We anticipated that post-COVID, violence may present challenges on school campuses, particularly gun and gender-based violence.  In our first-ever back-to-school strategy this fall, we allocated $2.5 million for seven (7) teams assigned to interrupt violence, based on top priority schools across the city. 
The DVP also sought and secured state (CALVIP) grants to address students most involved in violence (putting out fires), and philanthropic (GILEAD Foundation) grants to focus on those who are not yet involved in violence (fireproofing).  Our primary goals with the schools are to provide violence interruption services, including life coaching and addressing incidents relative to gender-based violence.”
If you have information about this case, contact the Oakland Police Department Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at (510) 238-7950.

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Oakland, CA 94607

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