OAKLEY, CA – A shooting incident in Oakley on Saturday night claimed the life of a 16-year-old and left several others injured, according to local law enforcement. The incident occurred at approximately 11:12 p.m. on the 400 block of Shannon Way, as confirmed by Oakley police.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered four individuals with injuries. Regrettably, one of them, a 16-year-old, succumbed to their injuries at the location. The other three victims were transported to John Muir Walnut Creek Hospital, with injuries described as non-life-threatening.
Police investigations revealed that they had previously responded to the residence for a noise complaint just 30 minutes before the shooting. An 18-year-old present at the house informed the officers that she was attempting to end the party, although young attendees were still arriving. The officers offered their assistance in dispersing the gathering, but their help was declined.
Subsequent to the officers’ departure, information was received from a witness, indicating that a group of approximately 20 to 30 youths had arrived at the residence, unable to enter through the locked front door. Instead, they gained access through a side gate. Soon after, screams emanated from inside the house, followed by individuals fleeing through the front door. Multiple gunshots were then heard near the residence.
Law enforcement currently believes that a lone shooter was involved in the incident and is actively seeking both the perpetrator and the weapon used. Authorities are asking those with relevant information to contact the Oakley police.