UPDATE: At least five people have been injured. Three patients were taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland and two others to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley. No one is in custody as of yet.
Students were evacuated from school after a brief lockdown. Police directed parents to meet their children at the church on Mountain and Fontaine.
A father told KTVU that he was speaking to his 13-year-old daughter on the phone when he heard gunshots in the background. She was huddling under a desk when she called her dad.
“I didn’t have too much information but I just rushed over,” said the father. “I was about to rush the police. I was first in line, and they wouldn’t let me through I asked them ‘what if it was your daughter?’”
OAKLAND, California – The Oakland Police depart have confirmed that they are responding to a School in Oakland, California. At least three people have been injured
Police said the shooting occurred in the 8200 block of Fontaine Street. KPIX reports that the shooting happened at facilities shared by Rudsdale Newcomer and Bay Area Technology School (BayTech) at 8210 Fontaine St. in the city’s Oak Knoll/Golf Links neighborhood. The Sojourner Truth Independent Study online learning program is also based at the site.
The Rudsdale Newcomer serves the Oakland Unified School District and its website says students there are recently-arrived immigrants who have fled their home countries because of violence and instability, according to WPIX.
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