Oakland club shooting leaves 2 dead, 4 wounded

AP News
Posted: Apr 25, 2011 11:37 AM
Oakland club shooting leaves 2 dead, 4 wounded

Police in California say a man who was denied entry into an Oakland nightclub opened fire with an assault rifle, killing two and wounding four others.

Authorities are searching for the suspects in the shooting, which happened shortly before 1 a.m. Monday at Sweet Jimmie's near the city's Jack London Square.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports witnesses told authorities that several men arrived at the club together. When they were denied entry, one of them opened fire on the 10 to 15 people inside at the time.

Two men died at the scene. Four victims were taken to the hospital and two of them are in critical condition.

About an hour later, police responded to another shooting at a nearby nightclub but investigators say it didn't appear to be related.