OAKLAND (BCN) — A 3-year-old child is in critical but stable condition after he was shot Monday night in East Oakland, police said. The boy was shot shortly after 8:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of 26th Avenue. The boy was taken to a hospital following the shooting and police have opened an investigation.                

At a press conference on Tuesday, Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said the child’s family may have been involved in the shooting.

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“Medical staff advises that had the officers not elected to transport this child in their vehicle, this child would not have survived his injuries,” Armstrong said. “This child is currently listed in critical but stable condition. We’re investigating the possible involvement of a relative in this particular shooting.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to please call the Oakland police felony assault unit at (510) 238-3426.

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