Oakland police investigate shooting of two security guards

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Shortly after the Oakland Police Department said on Friday evening that police had killed George Floyd in Minneapolis as an “illegal meeting”, the department announced that it was investigating a shootout of two federal officers with the palace of federal justice.

According to authorities, the incident occurred in the 12th and Clay area.

A statement tweeted by the police department said, “It appears that the shooting is not linked to the demonstration this evening.”

The alleged shooting allegedly took place less than half a mile from the Oakland police headquarters, where protesters gathered from around 8 p.m. to protest the murder of Floyd.

At approximately 9:00 p.m., police began using tear gas to disperse crowds at 7th and Broadway, while protesters started fireworks and threw bottles at a line of officers and deputies of the Alameda County Sheriff.

An “illegal meeting” was declared at 9:30 p.m. and the use of tear gas increased. Protesters moved through the city center, tearing down planks of buildings and smashing windows as police officers flashed.

Oakland police have not provided an update on the conditions of the victims of the shooting, and it is unclear whether the department has any suspects in detention.

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