Muralist Antonio Ramos Killed in West Oakland


Oakland artist Antonio Ramos, 27, was shot and killed Tuesday while he was working on a mural under the 580 freeway in West Oakland.


Police responded to the shooting on West St. at around 10:30 a.m.


The artist was working with group muralists when he reportedly had an argument with an unidentified man, who shot the artist and ran away.


Ramos was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to Oakland police. Police are reportedly still seeking information on the shooter.


Ramos was painting a mural sponsored by the Attitudinal Healing Connection of Oakland (AHC), a nonprofit that works to build healthy communities by breaking cycles of violence through arts, creativity and education. Through the Oakland Superheroes Mural Project, AHC professional muralists and local middle school students create murals that depict students as superheroes.


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