June 24, 2010

One Slain, Five Wounded At Oakland Vigil For Gunshot Victim

Inside Bay Area via Jim Hoft

Nineteen-year-old Rachael Green held her high school diploma in her hands June 15. One week later she died after being shot during a candlelight vigil for a classmate who was killed just days before.

Gunmen opened fire on the group gathered in West Oakland at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, killing Green and wounding five people.

The shooting happened in a parking lot of the Acorn apartment complex in the 1100 block of Eighth Street, about a half-block from where the Oakland police union held a news conference Monday. The union had denounced city plans to lay off police officers, saying it would make the city more dangerous.

RIP young one. Thoughts are prayers for the family of Rachael Green as well as for the wounded & their families.

h.t Kenny Solomon

By Stable Hand at 12:56 PM | Comments |