Oakland Mourns Loss of Councilmember’s Son

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Victor McElhaney (right) celebrates his 21st birthday at Luka’s Taproom in Oakland with his family.

Victor McElhaney, 21, was shot and killed in Los Angeles on March 10, 2019. His mother, District 3 Oakland City Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, released the following statement :

Dear Friends,

It is with the utmost sadness that I share with you the tragic news that my son, Victor McElhaney, was slain last night in a senseless act of violence.

Victor was a 21-year-old senior at USC Thornton School of Music, where he was pursuing his lifelong love of music with some of the greats.

Victor was a son of Oakland. He was a musician who drew his inspiration from the beat, soul, and sound of the Town, and he belonged in every nook and cranny of Oakland. I miss my baby. Please keep me, my family, and all of my son’s friends in your thoughts and prayers.

We are beginning a new chapter in this reoccurring circle of violence…And it will take all of us together to make it through this tragedy.

Arrangements for services in Oakland will be made as soon as Victor is brought home.

Gratefully & Prayerfully,

Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney

Representing#LoveLife in the Heart & Soul of the Town Oakland District 3

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