Daytime shooting behind 7-Eleven on San Pablo leaves one critical

Published On June 22, 2016 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, News & Commentary

A shooting occurred approximately 5:05 p.m. at the Oaks Walk apartments behind 7-Eleven on San Pablo and 40th today. Shell casing markers could be seen near the disabled parking spot in front of the housing complex.

According to one witnesses, one male was communicating to another through the window of a stationary vehicle when as many as six shots rang out. “He was leaning in talking to the driver when the next thing I know, pow! pow! pow!” The injured man was located by EPD near 40th & San Pablo and taken away by ambulance to a local hospital. The victim was reportedly hit in the side and is said to be in critical condition.

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No descriptions were provided for the two suspects and no one was taken into custody according to a press release provided by acting Captain Fred Dauer of the Emeryville PD.

It was the second daytime shooting in less than a week along San Pablo. Last Friday, a man was struck in the arm near 63rd at around 10am in North Oakland.

Emeryville police are asking residents to avoid the area while police are investigating. Any witnesses with information should contact the EPD at (510) 596-3700.

Since this is breaking news, we will update this post as new information becomes available.

About The Author

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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