This is truly sad:
This morning, a baby is clinging to life after being shot in the head Monday night in West Oakland. The one-year-old boy, named Hiram Lawrence, is one of eight people injured in the shooting. Surveillance video shows shots being fired as a crowd gathered outside of a liquor store on Willow Street, just after 6:00 in the evening. Initial reports indicated the crowd was filming a music video for the Oakland-based rapper, Kafani.
NBC Bay Area spoke to the rapper on the phone early Friday morning. Kafani says the crowd had gathered outside the liquor store to film a music video, but he was not involved, nor present, during the filming. The rapper tells us Hiram Lawrence is his cousin’s son. Kafani says his cousin, “had his son in his hands, and somebody started shooting … I think the bullet that hit him in the hand is what hit his son in the head.” Kafani tells NBC Bay Area the little boy went through surgery overnight at Children’s Hospital in Oakland to relieve swelling in his brain.
As for the other victims, their conditions are unknown – though police say their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Investigators are trying to find several possible shooters.
We hope little Hiram will make it through…Vodpod videos no longer available.