Man shot dead in West Oakland homeless camp dies
OAKLAND – A 57-year-old man shot dead on June 16 at a West Oakland homeless camp has died of his injuries, authorities said.
A 44-year-old woman from the camp who was injured in the leg by a stray bullet has since been released from a hospital, police said.
The name of the man, who died Thursday evening, was not disclosed pending notification to his relatives.
No arrests have yet been made in the shooting, which occurred around 6:40 p.m. on June 16 at the camp located in Block 600 of 23rd Street east of Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
Authorities said the man was not a resident of the camp, but the woman was. We didn’t know if the two knew each other.
Police said the man was visiting the camp and argued with other men and was shot several times, with one stray bullet hitting the woman.
Police did not say what the dispute was about, but said the man was the intended target. The suspects fled before the police arrived. About twenty cartridge cases were found at the scene.
The woman was taken from the scene to the hospital and the man obtained his own transportation to the hospital.
The camp has been the scene of other shootings and violence in the past, including killings.
Oakland Police and Crime Stoppers are offering up to $ 15,000 in rewards for information leading to the arrest of suspects. Anyone with information can call the police at 510-238-3821 or 510-238-7950 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.
Editor-in-chief Dylan Bouscher contributed to this report. Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.