Morning Shootings Bring Oakland Homicides To 100

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Two fatal shootings in Oakland have brought the city's unofficial homicide count this year to 100, the third year in a row the number of murders in the city has reached triple digits.

Police say the latest victim was a man shot just after 4 a.m. Sunday morning in East Oakland and later pronounced dead at Highland Hospital.

About an hour earlier, a man was shot and killed in a separate incident about five miles away and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have not identified the victims and offered no information about possible motives in the shootings. No arrests have been made.

Oakland had 118 murders last year and 145 in 2006, according to state Department of Justice figures.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,
http://www.sfgate.com/chronicle

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-09-14-08 1749EDT


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