The Associated Press
OAKLAND- The number of murders in Oakland this year now stands at 81 after three fatal shootings Saturday.
Police say 18-year-old Darius Toyfoya was shot several times in the chest on a street corner early Saturday morning.
The second victim - identified by friends as 17-year-old Anthony Butler - was found dead of a gunshot wound Saturday afternoon on an East Oakland sidewalk.
In a third shooting Saturday night, a man was gunned down on the 59-hundred block of International Boulevard. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
His name has not been released.
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Oakland is on track to record one of its deadliest years ever. There were 43 homicides by this time in 2005 and 47 at the same time in 2004.