1 dead in Oakland mass shooting, likely gang-related

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Seven people were injured, and one person was killed in Oakland Monday night. 

According to the Oakland Police Department, the shooting happened after 6:00 p.m. at 5910 MacArthur Boulevard. A music video shoot was ongoing at the time, and police believed it was gang-related. 

When officers arrived at the scene, OPD discovered a shootout between several people. 

There were approximately 40-50 people taking part in filming the music video when gunfire broke out from multiple directions. 

“We know some [participants] were affiliated with the music video,” said Acting Oakland Police Chief Darren Allison at a news conference Tuesday.

“We suspect that there might be a gang connection,” added OPD Captain Tony Jones.

No victims were at the scene when police arrived, but officers found shell casings.

“We saw various calibers of casings out there,” Allison said, describing shells as belonging to both rifles and handguns.

Multiple gunshot victims took themselves to local hospitals. 

As of Tuesday, OPD listed eleven victims. One dead and the others are in stable condition. 

The individual who died has been identified as Mario Navarro, 18. The victims’ age range from 15 to 63. 

“This is an active investigation — as you can imagine, very fluid,” OPD said. “We’re asking anyone that may have witnessed this incident, that may have information or video pertaining to this shooting to please contact our department.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call OPD at (510) 238-3821.

Acting Oakland PD Chief Darren Allison confirmed there were multiple shooters but declined to disclose additional details related to the investigation.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.