On Friday, August 16 a birthday party was being held at an East Oakland home for an individual who was not named in news reports at Insidebayarea.com. Late that evening, two people lost their lives and another was injured after shots rang out just after 11 p.m. Police said that two men were killed, and one man wounded in the shooting.
The names of the deceased have not been released, although news reports did say that one of the men was an Oakland resident who was 38 years old. The man who was injured was said to be in critical condition, and is 52 years old. Another man suffering gunshot wounds showed up at an area hospital later, although authorities did not know whether he sustained the gunshot wounds at the party. Considering two men died and one was hospitalized with injuries, the responsible party or parties may be facing multiple criminal charges when apprehended. Firearms charges are also a possibility.
According to police, about a dozen individuals were outside the home where the party was being held when others showed up, and gunfire erupted just moments later. The unidentified victim died at the scene; the 38-year-old male victim succumbed to his injuries at an area hospital early the next morning.
As of Saturday, no arrests had been made in the shooting; Oakland police officer Rob Rosin said that the motive for the shooting was not known. The shooting occurred in the Sobrante Park area in the 400 block of 105th Avenue. A $25,000 reward has been offered by Oakland Crime Stoppers and police for information which may lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting.
Los Angeles homicide defense attorneys know that individuals who are accused of killing someone, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, face serious criminal penalties if convicted. Depending on whether an individual is charged with voluntary manslaughter, murder, or other homicide-related offense, penalties include a substantial number of years to life in prison or possibly even the death penalty.
If you or someone you know has been accused of homicide, murder, or any criminal offense that results in the death of another individual it is critical that you obtain the services of a skilled and aggressive Los Angeles murder lawyer immediately.