Two men in a car wounded in Oakland shooting

OAKLAND — Two men were shot Thursday evening while they were driving in a car in the Dimond district, authorities said.

The men, both 27, were in stable condition. Authorities said they were friends.

The shooting was reported about 6:41 p.m. Thursday in the 2400 block of MacArthur Boulevard east of Lincoln Avenue, an area that has a mixture of residences and businesses.

Police said the men were in a car and had just left a store in the area when at least one person on the sidewalk opened fire on their  vehicle as it was driving eastbound on MacArthur. The driver was hit in the abdomen and the other man was hit in the back, authorities said.

Despite being wounded the men were able to drive to a hospital.

More than two dozen shell casings were recovered at the scene, authorities said.

Four parked vehicles and a building were also hit by the gunfire but no other injuries were reported, police said.

A motive for the shooting is under investigation. No arrests have been made.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the shooter or shooters.  Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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