OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | Blasts of gunfire rang just outside a session of an Oakland City Council committee hearing Tuesday afternoon.
The shooting, which earlier reports say included casualties, occurred during the City Council’s Community and Economic Development Committee meeting held in a small meeting room on the ground floor of Oakland City Hall.
just heard ~20 gunshots at 12th and broadway in downtown oakland
— Jesse Pollak (@jessepollak) January 10, 2017
Eyewitness reports say the shooting occurred on Broadway and 14th Avenue, just across the street from Frank Ogawa Plaza.
Multiple people shot at 14th and Broadway just now. pic.twitter.com/6eRs0z2Nda
— Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) January 10, 2017
Multiple gunshots were heard in the meeting room which led to the abrupt recess of the hearing.
To reiterate this shooting is right in front of Frank Ogawa Plaza and City Hall in Oakland. In the middle of the day.
— Michael Bodley (@michael_bodley) January 10, 2017