When the shooting took place at around 6:20 p.m., Oakland Police Department (OPD) resources were already in the area monitoring public safety as a crowd of around 1,000 gathered at Lake Merritt, said the department in a press release Saturday night. .
Six people were shot dead in the incident. A 22-year-old man was pronounced dead after arriving at a nearby hospital, the statement said.
The other five victims, four men aged 16 to 27 and a 21-year-old woman, are stable, police said.
Two men were arrested and two firearms were recovered. Officers watched the men flee from the scene immediately after the shooting, the statement said.
The OPD’s homicide investigation unit will determine whether the men are linked or responsible for the shooting, police said. The motive and circumstances of the shooting are under investigation.