Police Investigates Park Street Shooting

Police Investigates Park Street Shooting

A teenage girl was shot while at the Park Street Business District Sunday, Jan. 24.

Alameda Police Department (APD) received reports of a shooting at 3:40 p.m. on the 1400 block of Park Street. When officers arrived, they discovered the injured teenager. According to APD Lt. Erick Klaus, the victim, whose identity is being withheld, was shot in her upper extremity. The teen was transported to a nearby hospital by Alameda Fire Department personnel. Her injuries were deemed non-life threatening and she was released, according to an APD press release posted on its Facebook page.

The victim was walking along Park Street with two other individuals when the suspect fired multiple rounds, according to the APD daily activity log. It is unknown if the victim was the intended target or the two unidentified individuals accompanying her. The other two juveniles were not injured during the ordeal.

APD has not revealed a motive for the shooting, but Klaus said the shooting does not appear to be random. “We are still working on determining the connection,” said Klaus.
No arrests have been made in the case, but APD did announce they have identified a possible vehicle involved with the shooting. APD will not release the make and model to the public “in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation.”

Currently, the APD Violent Crimes Unit is handling the investigation with help from patrol officers.

“We are in the early stages of this investigation, and many steps need to be taken to ensure those responsible are located and held accountable for their actions,” stated APD in the press release.

Klaus said officers canvassed the scene and detectives reviewed surveillance footage obtained from nearby businesses and residences. Detectives also spoke to patrons who were in the area at the time of the shooting.

“Our detectives and officers interviewed several witnesses present at the time of the shooting, and we are following up on several leads,” said Klaus. “We are thankful that no one else was injured or killed.”

After the shooting many residents began posting unsubstantiated comments on social media regarding the shooting. The rampant speculation caused APD to ask residents on Monday to not post rumors regarding the case.

“There are a lot of theories that are being discussed on social media platforms,” stated APD. “We want to caution those who are putting out information that has not been fully vetted or may be a hunch. We owe it to the victims in these types of cases to conduct a thorough and complete investigation to identify those responsible through factual information and reliable evidence.”

APD said it will provide updates to the public when they receive new information. If anyone has information about the shooting, contact the APD Violent Crimes Unit at 337-8336.

This story was updated from an earlier version to include new information.