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Mother, Young Daughter Wounded Inside Home In Oakland Shooting

OAKLAND (CBS SF) -- The front window of a home on Sterling Drive remained shattered early Monday morning and a mother and her young daughter hospitalized with gunshot wounds after the latest incident of violence in Oakland.

Oakland police said its dispatch center received calls of a shooting in the 7500 block of Sterling Drive just before 10:30 p.m.

Arriving officers found the mother and daughter suffering from gunshot wounds. They were transported to a local hospital and listed in stable condition.

Oakland police told the East Bay Times the mother was 40 years old and the daughter was 11. The mother was stuck in the torso and the girl in an arm. Both were listed in stable condition Monday morning.

ShotSpotter indicated that more than 20 shots were fired. Police told the newspaper that the gunman fled the scene in a vehicle.

Oakland City Councilmember Loren Taylor was still reeling the day after receiving a phone call he got about the shooting.

"I think about my own daughter, 12 years old," said Taylor, who represents District 6, where the shooting took place. "We have to really step up and treat this crisis with the urgency it deserves. And that means we have to focus on increasing the effectiveness of our prevention, deterrence and our response."

When asked what possible solutions he had in mind to address the soaring number of shootings in Oakland, Taylor said, "We have to look at our investigations and our case closure rate. We have to increase that. And I'm calling for us to at a minimum double that quickly."

"I heard the rapid gunfire. You know the difference between a 'Pop! Pop!' and that 'Ratatatat!' sound," said an area resident who only gave his name as Fitzroy. He lives a few blocks away.

"And then I said, 'Oh boy, that's closer than I like," he added. He has lived in the neighborhood for 22 years.

Pastor Alexander with Do the Word Ministries in Oakland says the violence needs to stop.

"When babies start getting killed, it's time to hit the streets in my book. So that's what I'm planning on doing tomorrow. And everyone is invited. Amen!" said Alexander. "We want to show our passion and our concern about this violence happening."

Pastor Alexander is planning to hold a peace rally Tuesday at noon at 14th and Broadway in Oakland. He is expecting many youth leaders and community leaders to join in response to the current violence.

Police said the shooting investigation was ongoing and there were no additional details at this time.

The shooting capped another violent weekend on Oakland streets.

Two people were hospitalized in the wake of an East Oakland shooting early Saturday morning. Officers responded to the 1100 block of 89th Avenue shortly after midnight on the report of a shooting. They found a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

A second gunshot victim had gone to the hospital on her own before the police arrived, and both victims were in stable condition.

Anyone with information on either shooting was being asked to contact the OPD Felony Assault Unit at (510) 238-3426.

Just last week, a concertgoer at Oakland's Fox Theater was struck in the arm by a stray bullet while standing outside.

"I was terrified … I had to run for my life," said one witness who went by the name of Prince Akeem and who was across the street from the theater. "It was several shots, about seven or eight shots."

The shooting outside the theater happened in broad daylight at 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon Wednesday.

"It's crazy," said Akeem, who witnessed the shooting. "I'm telling you I was running for my life. I was terrified because I couldn't believe it either. I said, 'My God, they are shooting in broad daylight here.'"

Alex Gaskarth lead singer of the band All Time Low posted a message on Instagram to fans after the concert was canceled.

"We put the safety of our fans first and foremost … we are sending well wishes to everybody out there," said Gaskarth.

Hours later, another shooting broke out around 9:30 p.m. along 97th Ave. near B Street in East Oakland. The victim was shot multiple times and was listed in critical but stable condition.

Then just after midnight, a woman was shot on Lakeshore Avenue near Lake Merritt. She was taken to the hospital and was in grave condition.

Juliette Goodrich contributed to this report.

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