Oakland party bus shooting tied to double homicide of 17-year-old boys, sources say

Investigators put up a yellow tarp on the windows of a party bus that was shot at on I-580 in Oakland. May 16, 2021

At least two shooters opened fire on a party bus in Oakland, killing two teenage girls, to avenge the shooting deaths of two 17-year-old boys, sources told KTVU.

No arrests have been made, but investigators are working on the theory that the shooters were targeting a boy they believed was on the bus, according to sources familiar with the investigation.

That target had posted live on social media that he was getting on the bus, sources said.

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At about 12:20 a.m. on May 18, the party bus came under fire twice, first while on eastbound Interstate Highway580 near the Seminary Avenue exit in East Oakland, and again near 68th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard after the driver got off the freeway.

Alayasia Thurston, 19, of Stockton and Zoey Hughes, 16, of Modesto were killed. Five other victims on the bus were hurt.

The bus shooting happened two days after Marcel Alley Jr. and Isaac Mitchell, both 17, were shot and killed in a small park near East 26th Street and Highland Avenue in Oakland. 

No arrests have been reported in the double slaying.

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