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Woman fatally shot in Oakland

Woman fatally shot in Oakland

OAKLAND — A 31-year-old woman was fatally shot in East Oakland Thursday night, authorities said.

Her name has not yet been released.  Police said she was an Oakland resident.

The shooting happened about 11:51 p.m. Thursday outside in the 5100 block of East 8th Street.

The woman was taken to a hospital where she died a few hours later Friday morning.

Police said the woman lived in another part of Oakland and it is not yet known why she was in the area where she was shot.

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A motive for the killing is under investigation.  No suspects have been arrested.

The killing is the 83rd homicide investigated by Oakland police this year.  Last year at this time police had investigated 86 homicides in the city.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the killer.  Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or 510-238-7950 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

Check back for updates on this developing story.