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Shooting at Oakland, Calif., school campus injures 6

Sept. 28, 2022
The shooting, believed to be gang-related, occurred at the King Estates Complex, which houses several schools.

At least six people were injured Wednesday in a shooting at an Oakland, Calif., school campus.

KGO-TV reports that the shooting occurred at the King Estates complex, a location that houses Rudsdale Continuation and Newcomer high schools, BayTech Charter School, and the headquarters of Sojourner Truth Independent Study, which has no students at the site.

Police say the shooting is gang-related and at least three people are believed responsible for the shooting, The San Jose Mercury News reports.

The six victims are  said to range in age from 18 to 50. Two victims were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, the East Bay Times reports.

The gunfire was reported shortly before 1 p.m. at an Oakland Unified School District building housing multiple campuses.

Police said the shooting occurred at a portion of the school complex called Rudsdale; some victims were found inside the high school.

Jules Milstead, a coordinator of the school district’s school safety officers, said the shooting started after an altercation between students. Milstead said the victims include a mix of students and staff, but Oakland police confirmed only that the victims are “affiliated” with Rudsdale.

District records show that more than 600 students are enrolled on the campus. They include students at risk of not graduating, who attend Rudsdale Continuation, recently arrived immigrants between the ages of 16 and 21 who attend Rudsdale Newcomer High School, and students at BayTech Charter, a sixth through 12th grade school.

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