Oakland fatal shooting and crash



A man was killed and two others were injured in Oakland late Monday night when someone opened fire on the van they were traveling in and it crashed into a power pole, police said.

The shooting happened at about 11:25 p.m. Monday as the van was traveling in the 400 block of Darien Avenue in the Brookfield Village area, according to police spokeswoman Johnna Watson.

Someone outside the vehicle opened fire on the van and it crashed into a power pole a short distance away at Ghormley Avenue and Maddux Drive, Watson said.

A 30-year-old man who was driving the van died from gunshot wounds, while a woman passenger was injured by the gunfire and a male passenger was injured in the car crash, she said.

The name of the man who died was not immediately being released.

Police did not have any information as of this morning about possible suspects or a motive for the shooting, Watson said.

The impact of the accident caused the power pole to fall and caused a power outage in the area, Watson said.

PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said the outage began at 11:24 p.m. Monday and initially affected 687 customers as the utility responded to replace the damaged pole.

However, Sarkissian said 558 of those customers had their power restored by 12:45 a.m. today and only 14 customers were still impacted as of shortly before 10:30 a.m.

She said PG&E hopes to restore power to the remaining customers sometime this afternoon.

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