3 generations shot, killed in Oakland street violence

OAKLAND, California. – A man who pleaded for the community to stop the violence in Oakland after his son and grandson were killed three years ago became a victim himself this week.

The East Bay Times reports ( ), that the 39-year-old Melvin Johnson was killed while driving in East Oakland, not far from a street shrine for his 16-month-old grandson and a 20-year-old son. They were shot in August 2013. Johnson was killed Tuesday.

No motive has been released by the police for Johnson’s death. A suspect is not arrested.

Johnson had previously moved his son and grandson to Fresno to get them away from Oakland’s street violence. But the couple were in Oakland in time for a birthday party.

The crimes which remain unsolved.


Information: Contra Costa Times,

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