OAKLAND – The Oakland Police Department is investigating the city’s 68th homicide this year, as a 19-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday night.
Raymond Bennett of Oakland was discovered on the 1700 block of Ninth Street about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police say someone shot Bennett numerous times and fled the scene in a car.
The killing came just hours after several gatherings in the city to celebrate National Night Out, and anti-crime program meant to encourage people to host street events to reclaim their neighborhoods. Oakland Police Chief Richard Word attended a National Night Out event in East Oakland near Mills College. Another event was held in a West Oakland park less than a mile from the scene of Bennett’s shooting.