March 3, 2021

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Two men shot in Oakland within 20 minutes

OAKLAND – Two men, including one who said he was shot during a carjacking, were wounded in separate shootings that happened within 20 minutes Friday evening in different areas of the city, authorities said.

Both men were in stable condition Saturday.

The carjacking-related shooting happened about 5:59 pm Friday in the 1400 block of 71st Avenue just south of International Boulevard in East Oakland.

A 46-year-old man told police he was sitting in a parked vehicle when three men walked up. He told police one of them talked to him briefly before another one punched him in the head and the third shot him in the lower part of his body, authorities said.

The man said he was punched again before he was ordered out of the vehicle which at least one of the suspects drove away in.

Detailed descriptions of the suspects were not released. No arrests have been made.

In the other shooting, which happened about 5:43 pm Friday, a 37-year-old man was shot multiple times in the area of ​​33rd Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in West Oakland.

The man was able to make it on his own to a nearby hospital before he was transferred to another hospital.

Police have not yet said if the man was walking when he was shot or if he was in a vehicle.

Police found dozens of shell casings in the area of ​​the shooting. Several parked vehicles were hit by bullets but no other injuries were reported.

Police have not determined a motive yet in the shooting and no arrests have been made.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $ 5,000 in reward money in each shooting for information leading to the arrests of the suspects. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or 510-238-3326 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.


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