Shooting at Oakland vigil injures 6 people, 1 gravely

Six people were shot while attending a vigil in downtown Oakland Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. 

Oakland Police said one of the victims, a 16-year-old girl, was listed in grave condition. The other five victims, ranging in age from their mid-teens to early 20s, were all listed in stable condition.

The East Bay Times reported that officers responded to the shooting scene at the intersection of 13th and Franklin Streets just after 5:40 p.m. local time. Police spoksman Kyle Hazen said a vehicle was seen fleeing the area of the shooting.

Witness Mason Stone told the San Francisco Chronicle that he was walking a block away when he heard a series of gunshots. 

“And then basically there were people running every which way,” Stone told the paper.

Another witness, Banecapital Askew, said she saw at least two men who had been wounded. One had been shot in the hand, while the other man had been shot between his thigh and stomach.

Police said the vigil was being held for someone who drowned last year in Salinas, Calif., but it was not immediately clear whether the shooting was connected to the vigil.

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