School in Oakland California, six people were shot.
Six people were hurt in a shooting at an East Oakland, California, school campus on Wednesday, and police said they are looking for the people who did it.
Officers were called to a campus with four schools after 12:45 p.m. local time after a report of a shooting, Oakland Police Assistant Chief Darren Allison said at a news conference on Wednesday night. The assistant chief said that the schools range from middle schools to high schools.
Allison said that when police arrived on the scene, they “immediately” went into the school and found six adults who had been shot and had “some connection to the school.” The assistant chief didn’t say if the people who died were students or employees.
All six victims were taken to hospitals, and two of them had injuries that could kill them. Three of the people who were hurt have been set free, and the last person was being treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.
Allison said that police are looking for at least one shooter, but there could be more than one.
“When someone gets shot in our town, it’s a terrible tragedy,” Allison said. “But as a parent, I completely understand the fear, emotion, and panic when shootings happen at our schools, where our children are, and it’s completely unacceptable.”
Paul Chambers, a police spokesman, told CNN that officers did a “methodical” search of the school earlier to look for more evidence. Chambers said that the police don’t know yet if the shooting was random or if it was aimed at people who knew each other.
The Oakland Unified School District said in a statement on Wednesday that there was an incident at “the King Estate campus on Fontaine Street, which is home to the co-located Rudsdale Continuation and Newcomer high schools, BayTech Charter School, and the headquarters of Sojourner Truth Independent Study, which has no students at the site.”
The statement said, “The campus is close to Oakland Academy of Knowledge (OAK), but it is important to note that the incident did NOT happen at OAK and had nothing to do with that elementary school.”
Since then, the campus of the school has been cleared, the assistant police chief said.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) was also going to the scene, the agency said Wednesday afternoon.
In a statement on Twitter, the office of California Gov. Gavin Newsom called the shooting “a horrifying act of violence that has become all too common.”
“Once again, our kids were in the middle of the fighting. Gun violence has taken too much from our communities for this to go on, the governor said in his statement.