‘Shocks the soul’: Shooting near Oakland schools injures 6

OAKLAND, Calif. — At least six adults were critically injured Wednesday after gunfire broke out outside a school in Oakland, California, on Wednesday, authorities said.

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Three people were being treated at Highland Hospital in Oakland, Eleanor Ajala, a spokesperson for the Alameda County Health System, told the San Francisco Chronicle. The other three patients were being treated at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, Ajala added.

None of the victims have been identified.

According to Oakland Unified officials, the shooting occurred at a location that houses Rudsdale Continuation and Newcomer high schools and BayTech Charter School, KGO-TV reported. The campus was also the headquarters of Sojourner Truth Independent Study, which was located on the same block as the other three schools but has no students at the site, according to the television station.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tweeted that the shooting “shocks the soul.”

“Our schools are sanctuaries for our children,” the mayor tweeted.

The scene of the shooting was “no longer active,” Alameda County Sheriff spokesperson Lt. Ray Kelly told reporters.

John Sasaki, a spokesperson for Oakland Unified School District, said in a statement that district officials “do not have any information beyond what Oakland Police are reporting.”

Kelly told KGO that he believes this shooting was “probably a targeted event.”

The authorities have not released details about a possible suspect or whether anyone was in custody, The New York Times reported.

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