OAKLAND – Police in Oakland say they have arrested a suspect just before 8 a.m. Tuesday in a double homicide near Lake Merritt.
The victims are identified as Jose Santa Maria, 26 years old, and Kenneth Bradley, 22 years old. Both victims were residents of Richmond, police said.
On Monday at about 11:43 p.m., Oakland Police Department Communications Division received an alarm activation at 528 Lake Park Avenue (Wing Stop Restaurant).
When officers arrived on scene, they located two employees who were suffering from gunshot wounds. When medical personnel arrived on scene, the employees were pronounced dead.
The motive for the homicides remains under investigation and the identities of the victims have not been released. Police say it doesn’t appear that robbery was a motive in the slayings.
Anyone with information is asked to call OPD Homicide at (510) 238-3821, Crime Stoppers of Oakland at 510-777-8572 or the Tip Line at 777-3211.
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