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Woman, 81, Shot in Apparent Home Invasion in Lincoln Highlands

An 81-year-old woman was shot this morning in an apparent home-invasion robbery on a block of relatively expensive, large homes in the Lincoln Highlands neighborhood of Oakland.

The 4100 block of Laguna Avenue in Oakland where an 81-year-old woman was shot in an apparent home-invasion robbery on Jan. 28, 2014. Photo: Google Maps
The 4100 block of Laguna Avenue in Oakland where an 81-year-old woman was shot in an apparent home-invasion robbery on Jan. 28, 2014. Photo: Google Maps
An 81-year-old woman was shot in an apparent home-invasion robbery in the Lincoln Highlands neighborhood of Oakland this morning, Tuesday, according to Oakland police.

At 10:31 a.m., police received a report of a shooting in the 4100 block of Laguna Avenue, according to Oakland Police Officer Johnna Watson. That block features relatively expensive, large homes and is about two blocks from the private Head-Royce School.

"Upon arrival officers located an 81-year-old female victim, who suffered a gunshot wound," according to an email alert from Watson. "The victim was transported to a local hospital where she is reported to be in stable condition."

"The preliminary investigation has revealed this may be a home invasion robbery due to the fact that the suspect forced entry into the home," Watson said. 

"The suspect is described as African American male, 20’s, 6’0” tall, 175 pounds and wearing dark clothing," she said. "At this time it is unknown if this suspect acted alone or with others."

Anyone with information about the crime or possible suspects is asked to contact the Oakland police Felony Assault Unit at (510) 238-3426.

Members of the public can also send tips to Oakland police three ways:

1. Text TIP OAKLANDPD to 888777 from your cell phone

2. Call the toll-free tip hotline at 855-TIPS-247 (855-847-7247)

3. Respond to the Oakland Police Department's Nixle messages

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