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Gang feud leaves Oakland caught in turmoil and gun violence

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Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck (C) speaks during a news conference at Los Angeles Dodger Stadium as Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt (R) and former LAPD chief William Bratton listen prior to a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers on April 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Large numbers of LAPD officers are being deployed as part of a zero tolerance policy toward misbehaving fans in response to the opening day attack on Stow two weeks ago. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Gun violence is of special concern to residents in the northern California city of Oakland. 

Last Friday, in a period of just six hours, four people were fatally shot. Oakland's Chief of police has blamed a spike in violence in recent months on a feud between two gangs. The feud began last summer over the death of a young woman.

For more on this we're joined now by reporter Mina Kim of member station KQED. 

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