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At least 8 injured in shooting in downtown Oakland; 2 arrested

At least 8 injured in shooting in downtown Oakland; 2 arrested
A map showing the approximate location of a shooting in downtown Oakland that left at least eight people injured early Saturday. (Los Angeles Times)

Two people have been arrested in connection with a shooting in downtown Oakland that left at least eight people injured early Saturday morning, police said.

Around midnight, officers heard gunshots in the 400 block of 14th Street, where they found multiple gunshot victims, an Oakland police desk officer said.

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Four females and four males — ages 17 to 28 — had been wounded, police said in a statement Saturday morning. One was in critical condition and the rest in stable condition, authorities said.

Among the wounded were the two suspects — a 21-year-old male and a 17-year-old male — who were in stable condition, police said.

Multiple media outlets reported that the shooting took place outside a nightclub.

The East Bay Times said it appeared that the shooting broke out when a man walked up to a crowd and got into an argument. Gunshots were exchanged that sent people fleeing for cover, the newspaper said.

The newspaper also reported that most of the people shot were wounded in the legs, with one person hit in the chest and another in the back.

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UPDATES:

10 a.m.: This article was updated with new information about arrests and details about the shooting.

This article was originally published at 5 a.m.

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