Homicide Investigation in the 1700 Block of Church Street

Date Posted: September 29th, 2020 @ 9:42 AM
Last Updated: September 29th, 2020 @ 9:52 AM
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On September 28th, 2020 at about 10:15 p.m., the Oakland Police Department responded to the 1700 Block of Church Street to investigate a ShotSpotter alert. Upon arrival, officers located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One victim was transported to a local hospital and listed in stable condition, the other victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The decedent was identified as a 29-year-old, male, Oakland resident.

Oakland Police Homicide Investigators responded to the scene and began the follow-up investigation into the circumstances surrounding the apparent shooting. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

#OPDCARES initiative is about working together as a community to help stop the tragic loss of life and reduce the level of violence in our city. Collectively, we want to ensure Oaklanders and our visitors are safe in our community. When there is a loss of life in Oakland, it impacts us all. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at 238-7950.