Oakland police fear deadly video clip shootings could lead to more bloodshed

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Multiple gunmen opened fire on dozens of people filming a video clip in a deadly gang attack in Northern California that police fear will lead to retaliatory bloodshed, authorities said Tuesday.

The latest mass shooting occurred shortly afterwards at the 5900 block of MacArthur Boulevard 6 p.m. PT Monday when bullets hit five people, killing 18-year-old Mario Navarro-Navarro, police said.

Between 40 and 50 people were at the scene “where individuals were filming a music video,” acting Oakland Police Chief Darren Allison told reporters.

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“As the shot was taking place, gunfire erupted from multiple gunmen in different directions,” Allison said.

Police have not named the gang involved in Monday’s attack.

“The biggest threat to us right now is retaliatory shootings — the groups go back and forth, and we continue to see violence that will come out of this particular incident,” said OPD Captain Tony Jones.

An Oakland pastor, Billy Dixon Jr., appeared next to police and Mayor Sheng Thao, begging gang members to pick up a phone, to call him, before reaching for a gun.

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“People thinking about revenge, people thinking about going back for revenge, call me before you do,” he said.

The Oakland shooting occurred less than five hours after seven people were fatally shot about 40 miles away in Half Moon Bay in attacks that sheriff’s deputies called an act of “workplace violence.”

And 600 miles south of Oakland, in Monterey Park, 11 people were shot dead late Saturday at a Chinese New Year event in that mostly Asian suburb in Southern California.

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And in situations like this I can’t help but think about my son who has never known a time when there weren’t mass shootings, where they didn’t take place in our schools, in our churches, in our dance halls and on our streets,” said Thao.

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This article was originally published on NBCNews.com

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