Afternoon Shootout at Oakland Gas Station Rattles Longfellow Neighborhood

Published On June 25, 2019 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

A shootout at a Oakland Longfellow neighborhood gas station shut down several streets in the area late Tuesday afternoon around 4:15 p.m.. Reports of upwards of twenty police vehicles descended on the area on West Street between W. MacArthur and 37th street.

“Me and my husband were unfortunately caught in the crossfire today at the gas station,” noted one witness on Nextdoor who reported that the suspects were shooting at the car in front of them. “Wrong place at the wrong time and had our back window shot out while I sat in the passenger seat and my husband pumped gas.”


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According to the witness, the altercation happened between “a bunch of kids shooting at each other.” Oakland PD set up a perimeter in the area and at least one suspect was reported detained.

According to witnesses, firearms(s) were also recovered as well as 17 bullet casings. Miraculously, nobody was reported hit.

Since this is breaking news, we will update this story if new information becomes available.

Feature Image: D. Chan via Facebook.

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is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who moved to Emeryville in 2003. A new parent in the community, he can often be seen walking his French Bulldog rescue "Fiona" around his Park Avenue District neighborhood, traversing the greenway on his bike or enjoying his favorite Emeryville small businesses. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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