Oakland Teenager Fatally Shot After Getting Caught in Crossfire

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Three other individuals were wounded, but are expected to survive.

The city of Oakland is mourning the death of a 16-year-old girl, who was fatally shot last night during a memorial ceremony for two boys who drowned, reports ABC News.

The victim, whose identity has not yet been released, was at a vigil when two nearby men opened fire after getting into an argument while playing dice. 

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According to police, they ran down the block where the vigil was taking place, causing people to flee. The teen and three other people were struck. The girl died at a hospital, but the other victims are expected to survive.

Witnesses say that many people were worried the gunfire was part of another mass shooting.

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“The really scary thing, coming on the heels of the shooting in Orlando, you wonder is it gang-related, or is it a crazy gunman?” witness Mason Stone told ABC News. “I guess you figure sooner or later if you live in a city like that, you…realize anything can happen at any time.”

The state of the gunmen is unclear.

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