Berkeley, California – Wednesday, six people were injured in a shooting at a school in Oakland, California, according to authorities.
Mayor Libby Schaaf tweeted that the victims, all of whom are adults, were being treated at nearby hospitals.
James Jackson, CEO of the Alameda Health System, stated that in a trauma hospital, two patients were in critical but stable condition, and a third patient was designated as stable.
According to Assistant Police Chief Darren Allison, a fourth person had non-life-threatening injuries. He stated that two others were scheduled for release from a different hospital.
Additional information regarding the victims was not readily accessible.
Allison informed reporters that the incident occurred just before 1 p.m. on a complex with four schools, including a middle school and a high school, in the city’s Eastmont Hills district.
The victims had “some connection” to one of the schools, Rudsdale. Schaaf had stated that the firing began at Sojourner Truth, a K-12 independent study school on the campus.
Allison stated that victims were found inside the school.
Allison identified neither a possible motive nor a suspect. He stated that authorities are seeking for one shooter, but that others may have been involved.
Schaaf stated that the tragedy “shocks the soul” and that “the unrestricted availability of firearms in our nation is unforgivable.”
This is the second school shooting in Oakland in less than a month. According to authorities, a 12-year-old shot and wounded a 13-year-old at Madison Park Academy on August 29.
In Oakland, a metropolis of over 500,000 people, gun violence is on the rise. Tuesday, Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong outlined a strategy to reduce violence.