Monday, April 25, 2011

Two Killed in Jack London Square Shooting

By Ellen Cushing
Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Yikes. A shooting early this morning at Sweet Jimmie's, near Broadway and 3rd., left two people dead and another four wounded, two critically. From Henry K. Lee at the Chron:

Police said they were investigating reports that four men in a car had pulled up to the restaurant and tried to get in but had been denied entry. One of the men pulled out an assault rifle and opened fire inside the establishment, police said.

Police are apparently looking for four African American men in their late teens or early twenties. They were driving a white Dodge Avenger.

Meanwhile, a man was shot and wounded around the corner at another club, Kimball's, about an hour after the incident at Sweet Jimmie's. Police say the two shootings don't appear to be related, and no arrests have been made.

In a statement, Mayor Jean Quan called the shootings "tragic and troubling," emphasized that the Police Department will be investigating the crimes and increasing patrols around Jack London Square, and detailed some of the City's recent efforts to cut down on gun violence.

Anyone with information on either of the shootings is asked to call the OPD's Homicide Investigators at 510-238-3821.

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