Two men shot in West Oakland – The Mercury News

Two men shot in West Oakland – The Mercury News

OAKLAND — Two men were shot in different areas of West Oakland early Friday and Thursday night, one at a homeless camp and the other who said he was wounded  during an attempted robbery, authorities said.

Both men were in stable condition.

The shooting at the homeless camp in the 1800 block of Wood Street near Raimondi Park happened about 2:07 a.m. Friday.

A 36-year-old man told police he was asleep in his trailer when he heard gunfire from outside and saw he had been shot in the leg.

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

In the other shooting, a 42-year-old man told police he was walking in the area of 35th and West streets about 7:15 p.m. Thursday when a vehicle pulled up and two men got out.

The man said the two men tried to rob him and that he was shot in the arm when he started running away.  Nothing was taken from the man, who got his own transportation to a hospital.

The suspects are being sought. Detailed descriptions of them were not released.

Police  and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 in each shooting for information leading to the arrest 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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