OAKLAND, Calif. (BCN) — A person was shot and killed Thursday morning in Oakland’s Little Saigon neighborhood, police said. It’s the second fatal shooting in the neighborhood in a little more than two weeks.

Thursday’s occurred just before 8 a.m. in the 1400 block of 10th Avenue.

The victim died at the scene, according to police. The victim’s name was not available Friday morning from the Alameda County coroner’s bureau.

The killing is the 120th of the year in Oakland, compared to 134 at this time last year, police said.
Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said though the number of slayings is slightly down from a year ago, “It is still tragic to have 120 homicides in the city of Oakland.”

He said, “We don’t need to see another year like this.”

Oakland police will continue to employ a strategy in the new year that police have employed over the past few months, Armstrong said.

A shooting on Dec. 17 claimed the life of a man in the 1200 block of 11th Avenue, also in the Little Saigon neighborhood.

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