Pictures rang out after round 1,000 individuals had gathered at Lake Merritt in Oakland for the vacation commemorating the historic finish of slavery. Bullets struck six victims between ages 16 and 27, Oakland police stated in an announcement.
A 22-year-old sufferer died of his wounds at a hospital, the division confirmed.
Two armed males seen working from the scene have been arrested, the division stated. Murder investigators have been figuring out if the lads have been the shooters.
“Tonight a joyous event at our Lake Merritt was marred by a mindless act of gun violence,” Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf stated in an announcement, in response to the East Bay Instances. “Police within the space tended to victims, and apprehended two individuals with firearms close to the scene. The investigation is ongoing and can decide if they’re related to the taking pictures. Our ideas are with the household and mates of the victims, and I wish to thank our officers for a fast response.”
The victims’ circumstances weren’t instantly disclosed.
Witnesses stated a gaggle of individuals have been arguing earlier than the taking pictures, FOX 2 of the Bay Space reported, citing social media sources.