4 shot, including teen boy, at Oakland holiday party

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OAKLAND (KRON) – A holiday party took a turn for the worse Wednesday night.

Four people were shot at a Christmas party in the 2100 block of 34th Avenue in Oakland.

“We had four victims who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds,” Officer Johnna Watson said. “And now of those four victims, three are males and one is a female.”

The shooting happened in the backyard of a home and was reported around 6 p.m. Christmas night.

Police described the victims as a 15-year-old boy, 27-year-old man, 28-year-old man, and 29-year-old woman.

All of the victims are in stable condition after being hospitalized, and are expected to survive.

“Christmas is one of the times during the year where it’s a time of being together, a time of happiness and good positive,” Watson said. “When you have a negative incident occur like last night’s shooting, that’s always a concern. Not only for the police department but for our community as well.”

Police said this was not a random shooting and it was not a drive by. The suspect reportedly knew the victims.

No other details on the shooting were immediately released.

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