Security guard with television crew gunned down in downtown Oakland

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OAKLAND – A security guard with a TV news crew was shot dead during an attempted robbery in the city center on Wednesday, police said.

The shooting happened at around 12:20 p.m. in the 300 block of 14th Street, just west of Webster Street, police said.

When officers intervened in the area, they found at least one conscious and breathing man with a gunshot wound in his upper abdomen. The man who was shot went to the hospital.

His condition was not immediately known. Authorities said he was in surgery.

It was not immediately clear which television station the security guard was on. The crew were apparently doing a follow-up story of a major burglary that happened at around 11:15 p.m. Monday at 14th Street Prime 356 store and filming outside the store when the suspects attacked them, authorities said .

Some people in the area said they heard several gunshots. Police did not immediately release any information about the suspects.

To obtain information leading to the arrest of a suspect, the police offer up to $ 7,500 as a reward. Anyone with information can call the police at 510-238-3326 or 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers of Oakland at 510-777-8572.

Please check for updates. Editor-in-chief George Kelly contributed to this report.


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