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Girl, 8, shot, killed at Oakland sleepover

OAKLAND — An 8-year-old girl who was at a sleepover with her friend was killed and two other children and their grandmother were wounded when someone opened fire at an apartment in Oakland late Wednesday night, police said.

The shooting occurred around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday in the city's Dimond District near Interstate 580. No arrests have been made and police have not identified any suspects or determined a motive, police spokeswoman officer Johnna Watson said Thursday.

Police have not named the girl, but her stepfather, Jesse Fowler, told KGO-TV Thursday that her name was Alaysha Carradine, of Oakland.

"I'm still in denial that she is really gone," Fowler told the station.

Khamel Hardin, 22, who lives in the apartment, told the Oakland Tribune that the three others also shot and wounded are his mother, Clara Field, 64, and her granddaughter Amara York, 7, and grandson Antoine York, 4. They are all hospitalized in stable condition and expected to recover. Another adult at the apartment was unharmed.


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