Two killed in Oakland downtown shooting

Two men died and another was injured after a shooting in downtown Oakland early this morning, according to police.

Around 12:53 a.m., officers near the 1400 block of Webster Street heard several gunshots nearby, police said.

When the officers arrived to the area where the gunshots had been heard, officers saw a large crowd of people attempting to flee from the 300 block of 15th Street, according to police.

There, officers located two men suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

Medical personnel tried to conduct first aid on the victims, however, they were pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Officers located a third man suffering from gunshot wounds just a couple blocks away. That victim was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition, police said.

The victims’ identities are being withheld pending notification of their next of kin.

Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. No suspect information was available.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the police department’s homicide section at (510) 238 3821 or the tip line at (510) 238-7950.