7 wounded in shootings near Oakland park


Associated Press

 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Police say two shootings near a park in Oakland have left seven people wounded.

Oakland police say officers responded to a report of a shooting about a block away from the Verdese Carter Park and community garden at about 6:08 p.m. When they arrived, they learned of a second shooting scene nearby.
The Oakland Tribune reports that the victims were all men between the ages of 23 and 31. Two are said to be in critical condition while the other five received minor injuries.
There are no reports of any suspects or arrests.
Councilman Larry Reid, who represents the neighborhood, says the number of shootings has risen over the last six months in the area.