Update: 1 dead, 1 injured in shooting outside Oakland City Hall

OAKLAND — A shooting just outside of Oakland City Hall Tuesday afternoon left one person dead and another injured, authorities said.

The shooting happened while a City Council meeting was in progress. The meeting briefly went into recess after gunfire was heard; after the meeting resumed it was announced one of the shooting victims had died.

Police later confirmed the homicide, the 4th homicide in the city in less than 24 hours. Both victims were male and in their 20s; one victim from Oakland died at the scene, police said. The second victim, a Berkeley resident, was taken to a hospital and was undergoing surgery. His condition was not immediately known.   

Police vehicles outside Oakland City Hall following a shooting, September 20, 2022.


The shooting came just hours after Oakland police addressed reporters’ questions following multiple shootings Monday evening which killed three people and injured four others.

Tuesday’s death was the 91st homicide in Oakland this year. There were 97 homicides at this time last year.

Oakland police said 14th Street was closed between Broadway and Clay Street.

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This is a breaking news update. More information to be added as available.

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