Just after midnight, 19-year-old Rachael Green was killed and five others — 14 to 18 years old — were wounded at a West Oakland vigil for another teenage homicide victim, 17-year-old Damon Williams.
Just last week, Green graduated from Bunche Academy, an alternative school in West Oakland where Williams also was enrolled. Four Bunche students, including Williams, have died violently since the 2009-10 school year began, according to the Tribune story.
A 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were hospitalized and in critical condition; the others were treated for more minor injuries.
All of this on the first week of summer.
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