Oakland resident weighs in on recent crime

Editor:

This happened a couple of blocks away from my home in Oakland ("Alamedan Murdered in Oakland," Jan. 30). I heard the shots fired. I can tell you that this is very unusual for this neighborhood.

From seeing the crime scene first hand, reading the paper and talking to friends and neighbors it seems that Mr. Kent (the victim) may have been the intended target. That may be the reason why the "police have not determined" why Mr. Kent was in the Walgreens parking lot on High Street.

Those of us alarmed by this shocking crime in our neighborhood would like the police to be more forthcoming with details.

Was this a mugging or a drug deal gone bad?

— John Berg