Two men were arrested on Saturday (5 November) following a shooting at a nightclub in downtown Oakland, California that left eight people injured. The two suspects, aged 21 and 28, were among the injured, as well as four women and two men.
Police said officers responded to reports of multiple shots fired on the 400 block of 14th street, less than a block away from City Hall shortly after midnight. According to NBC Bay Area, reports suggest that a fight broke out inside the club—possibly Club Vinyl at 420 14th Street—and it escalated to the shooting. However, authorities have yet to confirm that version of events.
Authorities said some of the victims, along with others, entered to club to seek refuge from the gunfire. Two police officers were a few blocks from the shooting and were the first to respond to the chaotic scene.
Officers did not describe the victims, but noted that they were between the ages of 17 and 28 years old. One of the victims is in a critical condition and the other five are in a stable condition. Police said that several victims were taken to area hospitals and others transported themselves to hospitals.
The Oakland Police Department's Felony Assault Section investigators are investigating the shooting. According to the East Bay Times, police have not identified the suspects, but did say they are looking for other suspects who were not wounded in the gunfire.
Crime Stoppers of Oakland and police are offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect.