OAKLAND — A man was hospitalized and another was taken into custody in connection with separate and unrelated shootings Sunday in East Oakland neighborhoods, authorities said.
Shortly before 4:35 p.m., officers responded to a call reporting a person shot near 42nd Avenue and International Boulevard.
When officers arrived, they found a man on the ground near a gas station suffering from gunshot wounds to his abdomen, and provided care until paramedics and Oakland Fire Department firefighters arrived to take over. The man was later taken to a hospital. His condition was not available Sunday night.
Around 4:50 p.m., an officer driving in a patrol vehicle near 55th Avenue and International Boulevard heard gunshots, and saw several people who appeared to be involved.
Soon after other officers’ arrival, a man was taken in custody in connection with the shooting and a firearm was recovered, but a second person managed to flee in a vehicle. Police said they could not provide any information on possible injuries, citing an ongoing investigation, and did not provide descriptions of any suspect or associated vehicle.
For information leading to the arrest of a suspect, police are offering up to $5,000 in the injury shooting. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers of Oakland at 510-777-8572.
Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.