Posted on June 21, 2024

Police Say 15 Shot During Juneteenth Celebration in Oakland, California

Associated Press, June 20, 2024

Fifteen people were shot during a Juneteenth celebration in Oakland, California {snip}

The violence broke out Wednesday night during an event at Lake Merritt that was largely peaceful, with as many as 5,000 in attendance, until a sideshow involving “motorbikes and vehicles” took place around 8:15 p.m. on the north side of the lake.

A fight broke out down the street from the sideshow and a crowd gathered in the area of the fight, police said. At least one person was taken into custody for assaulting an officer.

Another person was injured during an assault that occurred after they walked across the hood of one of the vehicles involved in the sideshow and the occupants’ got out and attacked them {snip}

No suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the shooting {snip}


Paul Chambers, the police department’s strategic communications manager, said earlier that as officers tried to get the crowd to safety several people struck OPD officers.