Skip to comments.At least eight shot including 1-year-old child in West Oakland (Rap video shoot)
Posted on 11/29/2011 10:01:32 AM PST by wac3rd
At least eight people, including a 1-year-old boy, were shot Monday night during what police said was a videotaping of a rap music video.
The child was reported in critical condition after undergoing surgery at Children's Hospital Oakland for a bullet wound to the head. An adult woman was also in critical condition with unspecified injuries, according to Oakland Police Department spokeswoman Johnna Watson. Police said the other victims were in stable condition.
Police said an Oakland rapper who goes by the name of Kafani was at the scene of the shooting, which happened at 6:08 p.m. in the 700 block of Willow Street, in the parking lot of a liquor store where dozens of people had gathered.
Watson said that at some point an argument erupted and bullets started flying. A van belonging to the rapper was riddled with gunshots, and at least 50 shell casings littered the parking lot. Watson said there was more than one shooter.
Lil Wayne is featured on "The Motto," but in a Twitter post hours before the shooting, he said he was leaving for Fiji and Australia on tour.
At Highland Hospital late Monday the mood was tense around the emergency room lobby, where a handful of family and friends had gathered awaiting news on the condition of several victims. No one wanted to speak with a reporter.
Police were looking for an older, dark-colored Buick with three teens and a man in his 30s in it. The car reportedly fled west on Seventh Street to the freeway after the shooting.
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Jus sum soljah’s doin tha streets.
Hope they look at this Kawani guy for possibly being involved on purpose.
Nothing like a big shootout at your rap video to bump your street cred and help with sales.
Just a thought, but maybe they could skip the live ammunition in their next video?
My guess is that they were either Dutch or Swedes..
Well................... was the video any good?
Rap is not beneficial to anyone’s mental health.
“Police were looking for an older, dark-colored Buick with three teens and a man in his 30s in it.”
The is “public-safety-be-damned-for-PC” journalism.
I’ll be the first...Prayers for the innocent one year old...he did nothing to endure violence at such a young age..
Watch the movie “Fresh” for a good depiction of life on the streets.
What about the people? Did they flee too?
Rap music and violence? Together? You’re kidding, right?
turd world celebrating illiteracy ebonical values
Don’t be judgmental, celebrate diversity, etc. /sarcasm
Its very realistic.
Rap trivializes your mind.
C-rap music is detrimental to your health and well being. Not to mention the fact that a simpleton could produce it with about 1 minute of practice.
Cows in Berkeley?
“turd world celebrating illiteracy ebonical values”
Just keepin it real, bro...
Oakland California. If they were going to give this planet an enema, Oakland is where they would insert the tube.
I used to live in Oakland from January 2004 until October 2009. I lived in middle-class area that was OK, but clearly there were elements that moved in and out that were not super great.
The problem with Oakland is that it is run by Liberals for Liberals and they insulate power by creating a Dependent State for the entrenced poor and the immigrant hordes that swell that Sanctuary City.
Oakland has a great climate, freeway and water access, hills, parks, trees and some great architecture. The issue is Barbara Lee, Ron Dellums-Jean Quan, Unions, Berkeley wackos, Van Jones, Mexican Cartels, Black Panthers, the Occupy crowd and every other loser Leftist/Communist freakshow in the East Bay that call Oakland home.
You may be right, that enema you are referencing could be a plumbing snake, not a lubricated tube.
It’s never a good idea to save money on your music video by not hiring a prop master.
It be dat culshurl kwivlency.
It be poppin!
Maybe Oakland should make it illegal for criminals to use firearms. Oh, wait! They already did that! OK, then maybe California and Oakland need strict gun control laws. Silly me! They already did that too, and for some unfathomable reason only law abiding citizens give up their means of self-defense while the criminals refuse to obey the law. It’s hard to believe that only law-abiding citizens obey the laws and the criminals won’t. Hey, I got it! Maybe they should make a law that makes it against the law to break the law. I bet that would work!