Killing is the 98th homicide investigated this year by city police
OAKLAND, Calif. – With a fatal shooting Tuesday afternoon near the Sobrante Park neighborhood, Oakland’s homicide count for the year climbed closer to 100.
A 33-year-old man was found shot to death outside in the 300 block of 105th Avenue around 3:30 p.m. His identity has not yet been revealed, but he is thought to be an Oakland resident.
Investigators have not stated whether the man was confronted on the street or shot by someone in a passing vehicle.
The killing’s motive is being investigated. There have been no arrests.
This is the 98th homicide investigated by Oakland police this year. Last year at this time, police were investigating 102 homicides.
A 34-year-old man was shot in the leg about 8:20 p.m. while driving in the 900 block of East 11th Street in a non-fatal shooting later Tuesday, authorities said. Police have not determined whether he was shot by a passerby or someone in another vehicle.
The man was able to drive himself to a hospital, where he was stabilized.
The motive for the shooting is being investigated, but police believe it is unrelated to the previous homicide. There have been no arrests.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrests of the suspects in the homicide and up to $5,000 in the other shooting. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at 510-238-3821 or 510-238-3426, the tip line at 510-238-7950, or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.
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