- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Police officials say an artist working on a community mural in a freeway underpass was shot and killed after an apparent argument with the shooter.

The Oakland Tribune reports (https://bayareane.ws/1KK5TIE) artist Antonio Ramos and others were illustrating a sunnier side of West Oakland, one of brightly colored Victorian houses, when he was shot Tuesday.

The group of about 10 artists was working on the Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project being produced by Attitudinal Healing Connection, a West Oakland group that seeks to stop violence by inspiring people with art and education.

Police say the 27-year-old Ramos reportedly had an argument with a man who was not part of the group. As their disagreement escalated, the gunman shot the muralist and ran away.

Ramos was taken to a hospital where he died.


Information from: The Oakland Tribune, https://www.oaklandtribune.com

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