Shooting that killed 2 Berkeley High Students was at Airbnb

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The shooting in Oakland which left two Berkeley High students dead happened at an authorized party in an Airbnb rental. The incident killed two and injured two others. 

According to Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong, the shooting was not gang-related but police believe it was due to conflict. The incident occurred during a 17-year-old’s birthday party with around 30 people in attendance. 

“Gun violence in the City of Oakland has plagued young people more than I’ve seen,” said Armstrong. “It’s unacceptable to have to talk about a school shooting from last week and then come to you today on this shooting, it’s really troubling to me.”

The shooting happened before 10 p.m. on Saturday at 950 block of Apgar Street. A spokesperson for Airbnb confirmed the location and that the party was “unauthorized.”

The two student victims were identified as Angel Sotelo Garcia, 15, and Jazy Sotelo Garcia, 17. 

“We join the Oakland community in condemning the criminal gun violence that prompted this senseless tragedy,” said Airbnb in a statement to KRON4. “Our priority at this time is providing our support for those impacted, including our Host, and we are in touch with the Oakland Police Department to support their investigation.”