School shooting: At least 6 injured in California

At least six people were injured in a shooting at an Oakland school on Wednesday, officials said.

The scene of the shooting was « no longer active, » according to Alameda County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Ray Kelly. Paramedics had transported six patients to hospitals, all with gunshot wounds, according to Oakland Fire Department spokesman Michael Hunt.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tweeted that all of the injured were adults and the shooting happened at Sojourner Truth Independent Study, a K-12 alternative school.

Officials did not say whether any of the victims could be students 18 or older.

Three of the injured were in critical condition at Highland Hospital in Oakland, the other three were taken to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley and their condition was not known, officials said.

John Sasaki, spokesman for the Oakland Unified School District, said in a statement that district officials « have no information beyond what Oakland police are reporting. » He said the headquarters of the independent study Sojourner Truth had no students and was located on the same block as three other schools.

Television footage showed dozens of police cars and yellow tape in the street outside the school and students leaving nearby campuses.

City council member Treva Reid said investigators told her the shooting could be linked to the rise in « group and gang violence ».

Oakland Police Captain Casey Johnson confirmed in a brief press conference that six people had been shot and did not answer any questions.

City council member Loren Taylor, who was outside the school, declined to confirm details of the incident, telling KTVU-TV, « There were guns on our school campuses where our babies were supposed to be protected. »


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