2019 Feb 25, 1:10pm
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Why weren't the reporters packing?
The KPIX 5 crew was gathering interviews near the Oakland Library around 5 p.m. last night when two men got out of a car and held up the crew at gunpoint, stealing their camera equipment, the Bay Area CBS affiliate reported. An armed security guard for the crew was shot in the upper leg but appeared to be in stable condition when police and medical officers arrived and took him to the hospital. The guard told police he fired several shots at the suspects before hitting the ground. As the network reported, police located potential suspects after one entered a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds and the driver of a similar car as the one involved in the robbery was involved in a brief high-speed chase. The Alameda County sheriff’s department told KPIX 5 that a 21 year old man was arrested as the shooting suspect late last night.
Won't somebody put a stop to all this White Supremacist Violence?
They did in fact have an armed guard, but in Oakland, that just isn't enough:
Patrick saysThey did in fact have an armed guard, but in Oakland, that just isn't enough:They should post enough "gun-free zone" signs in Oakland. It will decrease gun violence.
Doesn't this happen all the time there?
The head of the crew said he was thrown up against a wall and that he and the other victims were forced to lay on the pavement, where the two robbers put guns to their heads and threatened themChris Burns, 37, an independent director of photography for the AwesomenessTV production “This Is Summer,” a reality show that follows eight 17-year-olds growing up in the Bay Area, said Wednesday the robbery “was really, really scary. It’s the most terrifying robbery I’ve ever been a part of.”Burns, who lives in the Bay Area, said the robbery has prompted Awesomeness officials to decide they won’t film again in Oakland and that wherever they do film there will be either armed private security or police.