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Eight People Shot In Third Mass Shooting In California



Oakland shooting

Eight people were shot in Oakland, California Monday evening, police there say – the third mass shooting in as many days in California and the second in the Bay Area on Monday alone, CBS News reports.

Witnesses say the shooting took place during the filming of a music video just after 6pm at a Valera gas station along Seminary Avenue and Macarthur Blvd, according to the Oakland Police Department (OPD).

Law enforcement responded to the scene after being alerted to a shooting through ShotSpotter activation – gunfire picked up by an automated system.

Multiple victims suffering gunshot wounds had already been transported to several area hospitals, OPD said.

At least eight people were shot in the incident, with one victim – identified by his family as 18-year-old Mario Navarro – killed.

The seven others were rushed to the hospital and are expected to survive.

The shooting in Oakland marks the third mass shooting in California in just three days after a gunman shot dead 11 victims at a ballroom dance studio in Monterey Park and a farm worker allegedly killed seven coworkers in Half Moon Bay near San Francisco.