Bullets over Oroville

City rocked by five shootings in three days

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg several times during one incident in a string of shootings in Oroville last weekend.

Five separate incidents between Friday (Sept. 9) and Sunday (Sept. 11) have authorities investigating whether the spree is gang-related, according to a Butte County Sheriff’s Office press release.

All but one shooting took place on the 2300 and 2400 blocks of D Street, with the other happening on the 2400 block of Fort Wayne Street. In four of the instances, bullets struck homes. The juvenile was injured at about 4:15 a.m. on Saturday, and the same house was targeted at the same time Sunday morning.

Detectives are asking anyone with information or surveillance camera footage of the incidents to contact the BCSO Investigations Unit at 538-7671.