UPDATE: 2 roadway gunfights in 2 days in Oakland

(Image courtesy of Oakland Police Department)

On Tuesday Piedmont Police Department posted to social media about a vehicle-to-vehicle gunfight near Lake Merritt.

This afternoon, Oakland Police Department (OPD) received a call of a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting incident in the area of Lake Park and Grand Ave. Piedmont dispatch advised our officers of the two vehicles involved in the event. Piedmont officers located one of the vehicles in the 100 block of Wildwood Ave. Officers made contact with the occupant who complied with instructions. OPD responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. If you have any information related to this incident, we urge you to reach out to the Oakland Police Department. As always, stay vigilant and be aware of your surroundings. If you notice anything suspicious, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Together, we can make a difference and uphold the safety of our community.

That incident comes on the heels of another incident Monday.

Occupants of two vehicles and others in downtown Oakland on Monday escaped injury during a gun battle near the city’s police headquarters, but no arrests have been made, police said.

Gunfire started at about 12:15 p.m. Monday near Broadway and Ninth Street, which is two blocks from Oakland police headquarters on Seventh Street.

Oakland police spokesperson Officer Kim Armstead said burglars were trying to break into a vehicle parked in the 400 block of 10th Street when a person nearby started shooting at them.

The burglars stopped what they were doing and got into a vehicle, as did the shooter. The shooter followed the burglars, and a gun battle began between them.

Armstead said the gun battle occurred in the 400 block of 10th Street, at Clay and 10th streets, in the 400 block of 12th Street and in the 1100 block of Franklin Street.

Two occupied vehicles were struck by bullets. One was struck once and the other possibly twice, Armstead said. Neither was the suspects’ vehicles, she said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Felony Assault Unit at (510) 238-3426.

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