February 21, 2024

OAKLAND — Police right here have recognized the town’s first murder sufferer of 2024 as a younger man who was shot throughout a combat at a sideshow early within the morning on Jan. 1.

Julian Barajas-Lopez, 19, was shot and killed simply 5 hours and 13 minutes into the brand new 12 months on the 1900 block of thirty sixth Avenue in Oakland, police mentioned. Police say he was watching a sideshow within the space when a combat broke out, and at the very least one individual fired a number of pictures within the crowd, putting Barajas-Lopez within the again.

Police haven’t mentioned whether or not Barajas-Lopez was the supposed goal of the capturing or just a bystander. He was there watching the sideshow close to Foothill Boulevard and pronounced useless inside 20 minutes of the capturing, authorities mentioned.

Police haven’t introduced any arrests.

Barajas-Lopez’s demise got here after three different unrelated nonfatal shootings all through Oakland, the primary of which was reported at 12:31 a.m. The town had 126 reported homicides in 2023.

Police say anybody with details about this incident can contact them at 510-238-3821 or the TIP LINE at 510-238-7950.