OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Police in Oakland are seeking public assistance in locating the driver and suspicious vehicle seen in a newly released security camera video. deadly shot last week that left a young girl to die.
The suspect vehicle, seen in the security camera video taken that night, looks like a 2-door Honda Accord silver from the early 2000s.
A week ago, an emotional Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong went in front of the cameras. condemn the shooting and urge community members to work with the police to help stop the scourge of gun violence.
Armstrong said the teenager got into a vehicle with his uncle when he started arguing with another driver. Later, a person or persons from the other vehicle opened fire with a bullet and fired more than one shot at the girl.
“Everyone in this city must suffer,” said Armstrong. “I hope everyone in this city wakes up and realizes how much of it we have to put out in public, how many times we have to shout for help? How many times do we have to tell you we’re in a crisis? Our children are in danger.”
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Armstrong paused to collect himself during his remarks and continued after a long pause in which he burst into tears.
“When you have children, you’ll understand. When your children leave home, you understand that you hope for their safe return. And in this moment, frankly, I feel the pain. I’m sure the entire community feels the pain. But let this be a call to all of us, we need to do something. Keeping our children safe, everyone in our community, We must come together as a community to protect ourselves from all the gun violence that affects us all.”
Young, whom Armstrong said went to high school in Oakland, was the 109th murder of the year in the city.
Her mother added her own justice to the chief’s demand for justice in a video shared by OPD.
The mother of 15-year-old Shamara Young describes her daughter as a loving person who protects her siblings. He spoke for the first time since his daughter was killed last night. Hear her pleading with the community to find her daughter’s killer. pic.twitter.com/ozeZOaFuZv