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2 charged in shooting deaths of 2 girls in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Alameda County prosecutors have charged two Oakland men in connection with the killing of two teenage girls who were gunned down and left to die on an Oakland street last month.

Prosecutors say 18-year-old Diantay Powell and 19-year-old Antonio Edwards did not enter pleas during their arraignment in Alameda County Superior Court on Tuesday.

Powell has been charged with two counts of murder, along with special circumstances, in the shooting deaths of 15-year-old Raquel Gerstel and 16-year-old Bobbie Sartain on Nov. 25. Edwards has been charged with being an accessory to a felony.

Investigators have determined the two men knew the girls, but are unsure how they met. They say the girls were shot multiple times after an argument with two men.

Powell and Edwards are due back in court on Wednesday.

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