(KRON) — A man was shot near an elementary school on Thursday, the Oakland Police Department said. The shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. in the area of the 1100 block of 85th Avenue, which is roughly one block away from Highland Community School.
OPD arrived at the scene and found the man suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital, but his condition is unknown at this time, according to OPD.
Highland Community School was not placed on lockdown. The shooting does not appear to be connected to the elementary school, OPD said.
Police did not give a description of possible suspects. OPD is actively investigating and says anyone with information is asked to contact 510-238-3426.
Earlier this month, a youth football team in Oakland had to relocate its game to Santa Rosa because the kids didn’t feel safe playing in the city. Parents cite shootings and the sound of gunshots as reasons for relocating the elementary school kids.