High school shooting near San Francisco injures 6

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – At least six adults were wounded in a school shooting Wednesday in Oakland, California.

Around 12:45 p.m., police received reports of a shooting at Rudsdale Newcomer High School.

The school serves immigrants ages 16 to 21 who fled violence and instability in their home countries.

“The victims were affiliated with the school, and we are determining the affiliation at this time,” Oakland Assistant Police Chief Darren Allison said.

Allison declined to say whether any students or teachers were involved in the shooting.

Police are looking for a suspect but do not yet have anyone in custody.

Three of the wounded were taken to a hospital in Oakland, while the other three were taken to a medical center in Castro Valley.

As of Wednesday evening, three people remained hospitalized, two of whom have life-threatening injuries.

John Sasaki, a spokesperson for Oakland Unified School District, said in a statement that district officials “do not have any information beyond what Oakland Police are reporting.”

He said counselors were being made available for students and he could not say whether the schools at the site would be open Thursday.

City Council Member Treva Reid said investigators told her the shooting may be tied to rising “group and gang violence.”

“We’ve seen almost a doubling of violent crimes victims that we’re seeing here at our facility (Highland Hospital). So something has changed,” said James Jackson, chief executive of Alameda Health System.

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