Six Injured in California School Shooting

A shooting at a multi-school campus in Oakland, Calif., left six people wounded on Wednesday, Sept. 28, according to national news. Initial reports say that the wounded include two students and four staff members—a counselor, security guard and two staffers—and that all six are adults.

According to police, multiple suspects fired at least 30 rounds during the shooting, which is suspected to be gang-related.

“We know that there were at least two shooters and another accomplice related to this case, but there may have been more,” said Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong at a news conference. “We also know that there were over 30 rounds fired on this campus. That is wholly unacceptable. We thank God that many more students were not injured.”

In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, two victims were in critical but stable condition; a third was listed as stable; and a fourth had what an Oakland police officer categorized as non-life-threatening injuries. The last two victims were released from the hospital that same day.

According to Oakland Police Department Assistant Chief Darren Allison, the shooting happened slightly before 1 p.m. at the four-school campus, which includes a middle school and a high school. Allison said that the victims had “some affiliation” with one of the schools, Rudsdale. The victims were found inside the school. He did not specify a potential motive or suspect, and he said that authorities are currently searching for at least one shooter.

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