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Occupy Oakland demonstrators mourn man shot, killed near protest camp

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Two demonstrators embrace at a street corner where a man was shot and killed after an altercation outside a make-shift camp site for Occupy Wall Street protesters at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, Calif., on Nov. 10.

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

Demonstrators light candles at the shooting scene in Oakland on Nov. 10.

The AP reports from OAKLAND, Calif.:

Police are investigating a fatal shooting just outside the Occupy Oakland encampment that is further straining relations between local officials and anti-Wall Street protesters.

A preliminary investigation into the gunfire Thursday that left a man dead suggests it resulted from a fight between two groups of men at or near the camp on a plaza in front of Oakland's City Hall, police Chief Howard Jordan said.

Investigators do not yet know if the men in the fight were associated with Occupy Oakland, but they are looking into reports that some protest participants tried to break up the altercation, Jordan said. Continue reading.

Just hours after a man was shot and killed within steps from the "Occupy Oakland" encampment, the city's mayor, Jean Quan, called on protesters to pack up and leave voluntarily. Quan did not say what would happen if protesters did not leave on their own. KNTV reports.