On May 16th, 2021, just before 6:00 PM, Oakland Police Officers responded to the 2100 block of E. 26th Street for a male down on the ground. Officers arrived on the scene and located a male 17-year-old juvenile suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Officers attempted lifesaving measures.
Oakland Fire Department personnel and Falck ambulance crew responded to the scene and provided medical treatment. Unfortunately, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
A short time later a second male 17-year-old juvenile victim was dropped off at a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds. The second victim also succumbed to his injuries. Officers were able to determine both victims had been shot in the 2100 block of E. 26th Street. An adult male was detained in connection to the double homicide.
Oakland Police Homicide Investigators responded to take over the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to the next of kin. Anyone with information can contact the Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at (510) 238-7950.
#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.