One person killed in shooting in US' Oakland

The Berkeley Police Department on Monday notified Oakland authorities of the incident and determined the victim was in Oakland, Oakland police spokesperson Kim Armstead was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency. The police were investigating the incident as a homicide, he added.

 Police of Oakland, in the US state of California, said they were investigating a shooting incident that left one man dead near a park in Berkeley hills.

The Berkeley Police Department on Monday notified Oakland authorities of the incident and determined the victim was in Oakland, Oakland police spokesperson Kim Armstead was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.

The police were investigating the incident as a homicide, he added.

Police found the victim off the side of a road with apparent gunshot wounds. The man died from his injuries at the scene and his identity is being withheld until his next of kin is notified, the police said.

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There have been 41 homicides in Oakland so far this year, compared to 49 during the same period last year, according to the Oakland Police Department.