OAKLAND, Calif. – Three people are dead after a string of shootings in Oakland late Saturday and early Sunday.
Police say in the first of what appears to be unrelated shootings, a 16-year-old boy was shot several times just before midnight as he stood outside a residence in west Oakland.
The teen died after being taken to Oakland's Highland Hospital.
A 26-year-old woman also died from gunshot wounds after being dropped off at a different hospital around 3 a.m. Sunday.
Then at 3:25 a 21-year-old man was found shot. Police say he died in Highland Hospital a short while later.
The names of the three victims have not been released.
The Oakland Tribune reports that the three killings brought the number of homicides in Oakland this year to 70.
Last year at this time there were 52 homicides in the city.