Two men shot in Oakland, one near scene of recent killing

Two men shot in Oakland, one near scene of recent killing

OAKLAND –Two men in vehicles were shot within three hours Wednesday night in East Oakland, one in the same area where a recent homicide happened, authorities said.

Both victims were in stable condition Thursday.

One of the men, an 18-year-old Oakland resident, was shot about 11:11 p.m. Wednesday in the 1700 block of 13th Avenue.

That is the same area where a 56-year-old man was fatally shot Monday night, but police said they don’t believe at this time that the killing and Wednesday’s shooting are related.

Investigators have not yet specified what they perceive to be a motive in the Monday night killing and have not announced any arrests.

Authorities said the 18-year-old man had just dropped a friend off and was sitting in his car when someone outside began shooting at him.

He drove off and then saw that he had been shot in the leg. He drove to his home, where police and medical personnel were called.

Police recovered multiple shell casings in the area of the shooting. A motive for the shooting has not been determined and no arrests have been made.

The other shooting, which left a 33-year-old Oakland man wounded in the upper torso, happened about 8:26 p.m. Wednesday in the 2300 block of 100th Avenue, near Bancroft Avenue.

The man told police he was driving when someone outside began shooting at him. Despite being wounded, he was able to drive a few blocks, where he found a person who took him to a hospital.

A motive for the shooting is under investigation. No arrests were announced.

Police said it does not appear the two Wednesday shootings are connected.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 in reward money in each of the Wednesday shootings for information leading to the arrests of the suspects. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

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