A one-year-old boy is in critical condition after he and seven others were shot when gunmen sprayed bullets at a van belonging to Oakland rapper Kafani. KNTV's Cheryl Hurd reports.
Updated at 1 a.m. ET: A one-year-old boy was undergoing surgery Monday night after he and seven others were wounded in a hail of gunfire in Oakland.
Television footage showed a van belonging to an Oakland rapper, Kafani, that was riddled with bullet holes. The vehicle had apparently taken some of the victims to the hospital.
Surgeons were trying to relieve swelling on the boy's brain after his father, who was also shot, drove him to Children's Hospital in Oakland, relatives told KTVU-TV.
"We are aware of a one-year-old boy who was shot — possibly in the head — in critical condition right now," Oakland Police Lt. Robert Chan told the station. The hospital declined to release any details about the victim.
He also asked people to "Pray for my lil cuz."
Kafani tweeted that he had not been shot and said news reports that he had been shooting a music video when the shooting took place were incorrect.
The wounded were taken to local hospitals by others at the scene before officers arrived to find dozens of bullet casings near the parking lot where the crowd had gathered early Monday evening, police said.
The shootings happened just after 6 p.m. near I-880 in the city's West Oakland neighborhood, Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.
The other victims' conditions were unclear, though police said their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
Investigators were seeking multiple shooters, but further details on suspects or a motive were not immediately available.