Oakland Post editor gunned down in cold blood
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By Jeff Shuttleworth
August 2, 2007
A 58-year-old editor at the Oakland Post was fatally shot in
downtown Oakland in broad daylight today, a police spokesman said.
Chauncey Bailey was shot near the corner of 14th and Alice streets,
Oakland police Officer Roland Holmgren said.
Bailey was shot once in the back and once in the head, Oakland
Fire Department Capt. Melinda Drayton said.
He was shot on 14th Street between Alice Street and Jackson Street
near Lake Merritt. The 250 block of 14th Street is closed.
The suspect allegedly fled in an unknown direction and officers
are talking to possible witnesses, Holmgren said.
Holmgren said he believes the suspect was looking for the victim
and that the shooting was not a random act.
The shooting was reported at about 7:25 a.m., according to officials.
The coroner has not recovered the body, which is still draped.
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