Oakland City Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas this week called on the city to do more in the aftermath of a fatal stabbing that occurred early Sunday morning near Lake Merritt.
The killing in the 1200 block of Lakeshore Avenue was the fourth homicide in the area since November. Police said the male victim suffered multiple stab wounds in the 3 a.m. incident and died after being transported to a hospital.
“Enough is enough,” Fortunato Bas tweeted Sunday evening. “Last night, another life was lost to violence in the Lakeshore cul-de-sac. I’m calling for immediate action. Parking restrictions must be enforced, including ticketing + towing to help prevent violence from occurring.”
The District 2 councilmember wrote she wants the city to expedite the process for residents of the area to use the current no-parking zone “and help prevent harmful activities.”
She also said Oakland Police should increase patrols in the area and better coordinate with private security. She also called for gun reform and “accountable, neighborhood-based policing.”
Police ask anyone with information about the incident to contact the homicide section at 510-238-3821 or the TIP LINE at 238-7950.