Police say 14 people were shot dead at a sideshow in Oakland near Lake Merritt last week

OAKLAND – Further investigation has revealed that 14 people were shot last week after fights broke out during a sideshow near Lake Merritt – not 15 as originally reported, police said Tuesday.

Authorities consider there have been multiple shooters, but as of early Tuesday afternoon, nobody had been officially charged.

In a news release Tuesday, police said that lower than a half-hour after the mass shooting that occurred within the 400 block of Grand Avenue at roughly 8:45 p.m. on June 19, officers were called to a different shooting in the realm of ​​tenth Avenue and East twenty fourth Street.

Two men were injured within the shooting; certainly one of them was taken to a hospital by other people and was initially considered the fifteenth victim of the Grand Avenue shooting, police said.

Authorities said two suspects were arrested in reference to the double shooting.

The mass shooting marred a peaceful day wherein about 5,000 people celebrated the federal holiday Juneteenth at Lake Merritt. The shooting occurred after fights broke out amongst quite a few spectators at a sideshow involving about 20 vehicles, including dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles, police said. The gun violence apparently began when a person ran across the hood of a vehicle and was severely beaten by the occupants.

A girl was arrested for allegedly hitting two cops who were providing first aid to a victim.

The Grand Avenue shooting would be the largest mass shooting in the town's history. In February 1992, two people were killed and eight injured in a shooting at a bar in North Oakland.

In June 2021, a shooting during a Juneteenth rally on Lakeshore Avenue left one person dead and 7 injured. No charges have been filed against anyone.

The investigation into the Grand Avenue shooting is ongoing. Anyone with information can contact police at 510-238-3821 or 510-238-7950. Anyone with video or photo footage that would help with the investigation is asked to send it to cidvideos@oaklandca.gov.

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