An unidentified and unsuspecting California man drove through Oakland and into the middle of a daylight street shooting and captured the entire event on his dashboard cam last Wednesday.
“It’s really disturbing and alarming that this continues on a daily basis,” said Oakland City Councilman Noel Gallo, who lives near the shooting scene.
Gallo added that Oakland officials are not allowing police to be aggressive enough when it comes to stopping crime.
The video shows the driver approaching an intersection when two armed men in hoodies suddenly approached the corner and fired at least 15 gunshots at a passing red car.
Several people were walking by the scene including a young teenage boy wearing a backpack. The boy crossed the street just as the gunmen began to shoot and merely looked over his shoulder as if the event were commonplace.
At least six others were around when gunmen began to shoot.
While the driver was not injured, a bullet did strike the hood of his vehicle.
“The shooting reflects the lawlessness in parts of Oakland,” said the driver, who remained anonymous for fear of retaliation. “I feel unsafe to live in Oakland.”
The video emerged just after the Oakland Tribune reported 12 people were shot within 24 hours during the weekend, three of which died.