OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – The Oakland Police Department is investigating a shooting near Lake Merritt late Wednesday night.
The shooting was reported just before 9 p.m. April 6 in the 1200 block of Lakeshore Avenue. When they arrived, officers found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound.
Though they provided medical aid, and were followed up by an ambulance, the victim died at a local hospital. It is the third fatal shooting in the area of in the last six months.
In recent years, neighbors say this area with stunning views of Lake Merritt has become party central during the overnight hours and shootings, some fatal, have come with it.
Neighbors also say part of the problem is no parking is allowed between 2 and 6 a.m. And because that’s not enforced, there’s ample parking and partiers have found this the perfect place to gather in the middle of the night.
A neighborhood group will be holding a community meeting in the days ahead, and police plan to take part.