Shooting at Oakland School Likely Gang Related

New details are unfolding in Oakland’s school shooting. Police confirm there were at least two gunmen at the King Estates campus Wednesday, firing more than 30 times. They say this is most likely gang related, but the six adults hit were apparently not the target. Two are students, one is a counselor, another is a security guard and two work on the campus. Three victims remain in the hospital. Classes are canceled through Monday.

Meanwhile, there have been more than 500 gunshot victims so far this year at just at one hospital in Oakland. Highland Hospital is where three of Wednesday’s school shooting victims are recovering. Officials there released new data yesterday, saying it’s time to sound the alarm about the increase in gun violence over the past five years. In 2018, the hospital treated 278 patients that had been shot. Last year, that number soared to 547.