OAKLAND — A man was in critical condition after he was shot Monday afternoon while he drove in East Oakland, authorities said.
The shooting was reported about 2:23 p.m. in the 2100 block of Foothill Boulevard. Initial reports were that the man, who is believed to be in his 30s, was driving eastbound on Foothill in an SUV when someone began shooting at him.
Police have not said if they believe the shooter was in another vehicle or standing outside.
The man was wounded at least once in the chest but was able to turn northbound on 21st Avenue where he crashed into a parked SUV, shoving it into another parked vehicle. The wounded man was able to get out of his vehicle and run to a nearby liquor store where police and medical personnel were called.
A motive for the shooting is under investigation. No arrests have been announced. Stretches of Foothill Boulevard and 21st Avenue were shut down for several hours while police investigated.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $7,500 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the shooter. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.
Staff writer Nate Gartrell contributed reporting.