‘Innocent victim of gunfire’: Musician fatally shot after gig while loading out of Oakland venue

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Emilio Nevarez, bassist of the Lucky Eejits. Read the band’s note here.

A musician was shot and killed shortly after performing a gig with his band in Oakland early this morning

According to reports, the 26-year-old musician, whose name has not been released until his family is notified, was loading out of the Golden Bull Bar around 1 a.m. local time this morning after finishing a show at the venue, which is located near Oakland City Hall. Police described him as “an innocent victim of gunfire intended for someone else.”

Here’s more from a developing story by the Contra Costa Times

“He was just an innocent band member who was just bringing his equipment out,” Sgt. Eric Milina said.

Police said the shooting happened about 1:18 a.m. Sunday outside the Golden Bull Bar, 412 14th St., within sight of City Hall. Milina said two men who may have been at another club on the block got into an argument on the sidewalk near the bar. One man left and returned with a gun and began shooting at the man he had been arguing with.

That man was not hit by the gunfire, Milina said. But the musician, who was bringing equipment out of the bar, was shot, leaving bar patrons and performers shocked and crying. He died at the scene.

A 34-year-old man who was walking by was wounded in the arm. He was in stable condition at a hospital. Both the gunman and his intended target fled.

According to a post on the Golden Bull’s Facebook page, last night’s show featured performances by the Lucky Eejits, Year Of The Fist, the Saint Ideas, and Between Your Teeth. It was dubbed as “Moki’s Birthday Bash.”

Due to the tragic events last night, the Golden Bull will be closed today in mourning,” the venue announced today. “Our deepest condolences to friends and family of the victim.”

Here’s the show poster: