Weekend violence claims five lives
By Caitlin Cassady
August 5, 2007
Two more people were fatally shot in Oakland, one late Saturday
night and one early today, bringing the weekend's death toll to
The first homicide was reported at about 11:07 p.m. Friday in
the 1100 block of Eighth Street. Responding officers found a woman
who had been shot, an Oakland police officer said.
The woman, who has been identified as 40-year-old Oakland resident
Jacqueline Venable, was taken to Highland Hospital, where she
was pronounced dead at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, the Alameda County
coroner's bureau reported today.
Less than two hours later, at around 12:53 a.m. Saturday, a man
was shot and killed in the 8400 block of Enterprise Way, police
said. The victim's name was not being released today, according
to the coroner's bureau.
A third person was shot around 4:40 a.m. Saturday in the 1300
block of 49th Avenue, according to police. That victim, an adult
male, has still not been identified. He was taken to a local hospital,
where he was pronounced dead.
At about 11:23 p.m. Saturday, police were called to the 600 block
of 54th Street, where they found three men suffering from gunshot
wounds. The men were transported to a nearby hospital, where one
victim was pronounced dead, police said.
The fifth shooting occurred at about 3:18 in the 1950 block of
13th Avenue. The victim, a male adult, was pronounced dead at
the scene, police said.
The names of the two most recent victims are being withheld as
police investigate their deaths.
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