Six Adults Injured in Shooting at School Campus in East Oakland

On Wednesday, six adults were injured in a shooting at East Oakland’s King Estates Campus, where multiple schools are located.

Around 12:30 p.m. PST, police were notified of a shooting at Rusdale Continuation High School. Paramedics quickly arrived and rushed six victims to the hospital for injuries related to gunshot wounds.

Officials confirmed that two of the victims are in critical but stable condition; two of the victims are in stable condition; one of the victims has been treated and is waiting to be released; and one of the victims has already been treated and released.

Oakland police confirmed that no students were injured, only adults.

Alameda County Sheriff’s Lt. Ray Kelly told the press that this shooting was “probably a targeted event.” Authorities are currently considering all possibilities, and they have yet to release a description of the suspect.

In addition to Rusdale Continuation High School, the school campus is the location of BayTech Charter School, Rudsdale Newcomer High School, and Sojourner Truth Independent Study.

One parent was picking up his 4-year-old daughter when the shooting took place.

“You hear about this happening all the time… it’s the closest it’s ever got to home,” the parent said. “It’s a surreal feeling and you panic, you just want to get to your daughter.”

On Rusdale Continuation High School’s website, students are described as immigrants between the ages of 16 and 21 years old, many of whom are being processed through the U.S. immigration system for the first time.

“A majority of them are working to support themselves and their families while also pursuing a high school diploma,” the website states. “Due to their migration experiences, our students have faced a lot of trauma.”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted in regard to the shooting, lamenting the state of gun violence in California communities.

“Today’s shooting at an Oakland school was a horrifying act of violence that has grown too familiar,” Newsom wrote. “This cannot continue — gun violence has taken too much from our communities.”