OAKLEY, CA – A fatal incident unfolded in Oakley, California, on Saturday night, as police investigate a shooting at a house party. This gunfire claimed the life of a 16-year-old and left three others injured, according to Oakley Police Chief Paul Beard.
Authorities responded to a residence on the 400 block of Shannon Way in Oakley at approximately 11:15 p.m. following reports of a shooting and multiple injuries. Upon arrival, officers discovered four victims with gunshot wounds and found five spent 9mm casings in front of the house.
Tragically, the 16-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene, while the three other wounded individuals were taken to a nearby hospital with injuries described as non-life-threatening.
Earlier that evening, officers had been dispatched to the same home, just 30 minutes before the shooting, in response to noise complaints stemming from a large party. Police suspect a lone shooter, who remains at large.
Oakley Police Chief Beard described the scene as chaotic, with investigators actively engaging with potential witnesses to identify the suspect. A witness reported that a group of 20 to 30 individuals attempted to enter the party through the front door but resorted to entering the backyard via a side gate when they found the door locked. Screams were later heard from inside the house, followed by several people fleeing out the front door and the sound of multiple gunshots.
Beard emphasized the gravity of the situation, expressing the commitment of investigators and officers to bring the perpetrator to justice, saying, “No parent should ever have to receive the news that happened last night and live through the horror of losing a child.”
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact the Oakley Police Department.