An artist named Antonio Ramos was shot in Oakland. Ironically, he was on the job in the Bay Area while painting an anti-violence mural when he was gunned down. This was so as stated on Facebook by his co-worker, Javier Rocabado, on Sept. 19.
Rocabado said that Ramos was killed while he and others were creating what has been dubbed the Super Heroes Mural commission by the Attitudinal Healing Connection. The work was being done on a freeway overpass.
KQUD said that according to reports, Ramos died from the bullets that hit him the day the report of this tragic event was made. This source went on to explain that Ramos and another man reportedly were in a war of words when the unnamed guy produced a gun and shot the young man.
Oakland law enforcement stated that the up-and-coming mural artist was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. His shooter is still at large.
That said, SF Gate reported that the Ramos shooting was not the first to take place in Oakland on Tuesday. Only a few hours before this tragedy and about a black away from where Antonio was shot dead, another body was found. It had been “wrapped in a plastic sheet.”
Meanwhile, the 27-year-old mural artist had been part of a team that was creating a giant, 4,000-square-foot painting on a wall in West Oakland. A row of brightly colored Victorian houses are dominant, one of which is where Ramos, an Emeryville local, allegedly lived.
Also part of the mural partially painted by the artist shot in Oakland was a boy who was clothed in a hoodie and an orange hat, the latter of which was only partially finished. Three giant doors showing the sky framed by windows were also prominently featured in the public art commission series.