OAKLAND (KNX) - A mass shooting at a gas station in Oakland Monday evening killed at least one person and injured at least seven others, the second mass shooting in the Bay Area Monday and the third in California in three days.
Mario Navarro died in the shooting reported just after 6 p.m. in the 5900 block of MacArthur Boulevard, where 40 to 50 people were at the music video shoot when gunfire broke out, acting Police Chief Darren Allison said at a news conference Tuesday.
Five people, including Navarro, were struck by the gunfire, which also hit a vehicle and nearby business, and three other people were injured in a crash while fleeing the scene, Allison said.
The shooting was reported just after 6 p.m. on the 5900 block of MacArthur Boulevard at Seminary Avenue, adjacent to the grounds of Mills College. Oakland police said officers were investigating a ShotSpotter activation in the area and learned there was a shooting between several individuals.
The shooting happened during the recording of a music video in the area, according to an independent journalist at the scene who provided video images to CBS News Bay Area.
Evidence technicians taped off the station's parking area and pumps late Monday, with dozens of yellow crime evidence markers scattered across the crime scene.
Officers who arrived on the scene did not find any victims but did locate a number of bullet casings. The department then learned of multiple gunshot victims self-transporting to hospitals in the area.
Allison, filling in for Chief LeRonne Armstrong, who is on administrative leave pending an investigation into a report released last week alleging misconduct within the Police Department, joined Mayor Sheng Thao and other city and community leaders at Tuesday's news conference about the mass shooting.
Thao noted that it was the third mass shooting in California in less than a week following one in Southern California over the weekend and another in the Half Moon Bay area earlier Monday.
"This problem isn't unique to our state but it is unique to our nation," Thao said of the issue of gun violence. "This has to end, it must end."
No arrest has been announced in the Oakland shooting, and Allison said investigators are looking into a possible gang or group connection to the case.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Oakland police homicide section at (510) 238-3821 or the department's tip line at (510) 238-7950.
Earlier Monday, seven people were shot dead in two separate locations in Half Moon Bay on the San Francisco Peninsula. The alleged gunman turned himself in to police shortly after the killings.
On Saturday, 11 people were killed in a mass shooting at a dance studio in Monterey Park in Los Angeles County after a Lunar New Year celebration. The gunman was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.