OAKLAND – A man killed in a mass shooting at Lake Merritt on June 19 has been identified as Dashawn Rhoades, 22, of Oakland and San Francisco, according to the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau.
Seven other people were injured in the shooting on the 2200 block of Lakeshore Avenue.
At a news conference Monday, Oakland police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said the shooting was carried out by “multiple shooters” and “directly related to group and gang violence” linked to San Francisco.
Some, but not all, of the victims were the intended targets of the gun violence, authorities said.
“I think some of the individuals that were shot and injured, to include the individual that unfortunately passed away, I believe were targeted individuals,” said Oakland police Lt. Leo Sanchez.
Authorities have yet to announce any arrests or identify any suspects in the mass shooting. So far this year, Oakland has recorded six mass shootings — defined as single incidents with four or more gunshot victims — the most of any city in California.
An estimated 10,000 people gathered around Lake Merritt on Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth, a now-federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Authorities said 5,000 people were in the area of the shooting when it happened.
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Author: Jason Green