Attempted robbery of Brinks armored truck in Oakland; shooting leaves 1 dead

One person is dead and two are injured after a shooting in Oakland at 44th Avenue and International Boulevard. Police confirm it was an attempted theft of a Brinks truck on Friday afternoon.

Just before 2 p.m., the police received a call about a shooting at this location. Responding officers located two people with gunshot wounds. One of the victims was taken to hospital, the other was pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased person has not been identified. Police will not say if the deceased was the suspect in the attempted robbery.

Police said another person with gunshot wounds later arrived on their own at a local hospital. Investigators are trying to determine how this person got involved. Two firearms were recovered at the scene.

Oakland Police Department Chief LeRonne Armstrong updated the situation from the scene. He said a Brinks employee and a bystander were shot and injured. Armstrong said a white vehicle manned by several people is involved in the matter.

“We are looking for information and video related to this vehicle and these people in this vehicle. We are also trying to identify them,” Armstrong said. No arrests were made.

Skyfox flew over the scene. There were numerous evidence markers near a Brinks armored truck outside a Napa Auto Parts store. Witnesses said they heard up to 20 gunshots and screams.

Chief Armstrong said it was an active scene. This is the 92nd homicide this year. The Federal Bureau of Investigation supports this investigation.

This latest incident caps off what has been a deadly week in Oakland.

“It has been a difficult week in the city of Oakland. We obviously saw several homicides this week. We ask the community to continue to provide information to help us solve these crimes. We also ask the community to continue to get rid of the guns that continue to plague our community,” Armstrong said.

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