OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — Oakland police say 5 people were shot in separate incidents in 7 hours. The shootings took place Friday night into early Saturday morning.
Police say the people shot are at the hospital in stable condition.
The first incident was reported shortly before 7 p.m. Friday, when officers responded to the 7900 block of Hillside Street and found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound.
Two other people were shot about 10 p.m. in separate incidents. Police found two people with gunshot injuries – one person in the 21900 block of Lakeshore Avenue and another in the area of 96th Avenue and Plymouth Street.
Police responded early Saturday to two reports of shootings: one at about 1 a.m. in the 2300 block of 92nd Avenue and the other about 2 a.m. in the 1200 block of International Boulevard.
One person in each incident was found with gunshot wounds and taken to local hospitals. Police said all of the incidents are ongoing investigations.
At a news conference last week, the police chief admits resources are stretched thin but have vowed to step up patrols.
“You’ll see officers driving through the area, you’ll see officers parking in the area, you’ll see some walking in the area and you will see some position vehicles where officers will be in the area,” said Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong.
“We have a skeleton crew of officers working diligently working with levels of violent crime we haven’t seen in more than a decade,” said President of the Oakland Police Officers’ Association Barry Donelan.
And it’s not just the violent crimes that are lacking resources.
Just last week, a touring band were victims of a smash and grab in downtown Oakland –setting them back more than $10,000. The band filed a police report, but they may never get their items back.
Police urge anyone who has information about any of these shootings to contact the Felony Assault Division at (510) 238-3426.
Bay City News contributed to this report.