California has been rocked by its third mass shooting in as many days as one victim was killed and seven others injured in a shooting rampage at a gas station in Oakland.
The shooting unfolded just after 6pm on Monday evening at a gas station along Seminary Avenue and Macarthur Blvd, according to the Oakland Police Department (OPD).
Law enforcement responded to the scene after being notified to a shooting through ShotSpotter activity.
When officers arrived on the scene, there was no victims in sight – but shell casings left behind indicated what had unfolded.
Multiple victims suffering gunshot wounds had self-transported to several area hospitals, OPD said.
“Upon arrival, they located shooting scene, they located casings, but no victims,” said OPD’s Kim Armstead.
“Shortly thereafter, our communications division received notification of multiple gunshot wound victims, who self transported to local hospitals.”
At least eight people were shot in the incident, with one victim – identified by his family as 18-year-old Mario Navarro – killed.
The other seven are in stable condition and are expected to survive.