Shocking video footage emerged on Twitter that numerous posters allege show the moments after an ambulance reached an area during a Juneteenth celebration in Oakland, California, where first responders addressed a fatal gunshot victim.
In what can only be described as debaucherous and debased behavior, a group of participants dance, twerk, and enjoy themselves up against an ambulance while other people grid into them.
The Ambulance is marked as Alameda County Medical Services.
An ambulance and what seems to be an EMT supervisor SUV were responding to an emergency when they got caught in the middle of a sideshow on Lakeshore and Hanover. The ambulance and SUV have been stuck for several minutes as people have been dancing on both vehicles.
— Liz Willis (@LizWillis_) June 21, 2021
One person responded on Twitter and wrote:
Many countries in Afrika are labeled “third world countries.” I have visited a few of them, and I can tell you the people are more sophisticated and respectful than what you see more and more over here. This is what you get when there is no accountability.
From another poster:
This is unbelievable. An ambulance was trying to reach shooting victims at the Juneteenth celebration in Oakland this past weekend. A sideshow and people dancing on the ambulance held it up. I Will share an additional video below this one.
Here is another angle of the scene:
A crowd apparently preventing an ambulance from moving forward in #Oakland near where several people were shot earlier today, one fatally, as hundreds celebrated #juneteenthday via @ChrisWhitmore92 @oaklandpoliceca https://t.co/i5CPn0KKJo
— Peter Hegarty (@Peter_Hegarty) June 20, 2021
There are not many details to be found, but local news reported on the shooting.
Oakland police say roughly 5,000 people were hanging out on Lakeshore Avenue when gunfire erupted Saturday evening. The mass shooting at Lake Merritt injured six people and killed a 22-year-old San Francisco man.
“All I saw was the gunshot. It was like ‘pop! pop! pop!’” said a witness who feared retaliation and declined to provide his name. “After they shot the people, the bullets hit the ground five feet away from me. I was like, ‘oh my f**ing God,’ excuse my language.”
Police arrested two men and recovered two guns. No motive has been determined, and it is unclear if they were shooting at each other or shooting at another group.
“We’re looking to see if this is connected to any gangs, groups, specific targets. We don’t have those answers right now,” said Oakland police spokesperson Johnna Watson.
The sounds of gunfire caused panic, and hundreds of people to run away.
Police said the six victims, ranging in age from 16 to 27, are in stable condition. They have not released the name of the man who died.
VIDEO OF THE DAYIdiots Twerk On Ambulance After Shooting In Oakland, CA
Oakland police say the mass shooting was not connected to the official Juneteenth event being held about half a mile away from the shooting scene.
Many people at the crime scene said that, even though there wasn’t an official event in the 2200 block of Lakeshore Avenue, thousands of people went there to party and celebrated Juneteenth before the shooting occurred.
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