OAKLAND, Calif (KRON) – A neighborhood in Oakland is reeling after a person was shot in his personal yard on Monday. Police are nonetheless searching for the shooter or shooters concerned.
In entrance of the house lies a rising memorial for a 60-year-old man who was killed. David Schneider was doing yard work within the entrance yard of his residence on Camden Avenue when he was shot to dying Monday night time simply earlier than 6 p.m.
Oakland police say when officers arrived, they tried to carry out life-saving measures, however he died. The shooter was nowhere to be discovered.
“Completely devastated, the truth that somebody might simply be gardening and be murdered at their very own residence,” mentioned Oakland Metropolis Councilmember Kevin Jenkins.
This occurred in Maxwell Park, which is in Jenkins’ district. He says the neighborhood usually feels secure.
“It’s an exquisite neighborhood, a walkable neighborhood. Neighbors are shut they usually’re pleasant,” he mentioned.
Jenkins went to a vigil held Tuesday night time, which confirmed simply how neighborly the realm might be.
“The vigil was an exquisite illustration of what this neighborhood is all about,” he mentioned. “There was about 150 people who got here. Lots of them didn’t know the sufferer in any respect, however they needed to indicate help.”
The councilmember says individuals are shocked by this brazen killing, and it sends a terrifying message.
“The message to Oaklanders, ‘Oh you need to watch out gardening, or washing your automotive, checking the mail.’ It’s completely insane, and neighbors aren’t having it anymore. We’re not going to be prisoners in our personal communities. We’ve got to struggle again towards those that are doing hurt in our neighborhood,” Jenkins mentioned.
Police are investigating the motive and dealing to establish the folks concerned. Proper now, Jenkins is working to ensure folks really feel secure and voice options for neighborhood security. He’s holding a public assembly on Zoom for the Maxwell Park residents.
“So we will focus on what a way of security seems like,” Jenkins mentioned. “Loads of instances after we speak security, we speak stats, homicides, however security for these residents… ‘Can I stroll exterior my home at 9 at night time and never get robbed?’ We’ve got to work to make sure that Oakland will not be a sufferer to gun violence or to those that wish to come into our neighborhood and trigger hurt.”
The assembly will likely be held subsequent Thursday in affiliation with the Maxwell Park neighborhood council.