Mural, Oakland artist shot dead

*On Tuesday, while creating a mural sponsored by a peace group in Oakland, California, an artist was shot to death.

The mural was suppose to help curb gun violence in the neighborhood.

It happened beneath a highway underpass when the artist and the shooter got into an argument around 10:30 a.m. Authorities say the painting that the artist was working on was called “Self as Superhero.”  And the project was a collaboration between West Oakland middle school students and area muralists.

Students were scheduled to work with artists at the site on Wednesday.

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