Oakland: Police investigate pair of East Oakland shootings

OAKLAND — Two men were injured in separate shootings Sunday night in East Oakland neighborhoods, authorities said.

Around 10:20 p.m., police responded to reports of a shooting near 102nd Avenue and Walnut Street in the city’s Iveywood neighborhood and found a male suffering from at least two gunshot wounds to his back.

Police briefly blocked off nearby streets to traffic to canvass the area for evidence. Paramedics and Oakland Fire Department firefighters also responded, providing care before taking the victim to a hospital.

Just before 10:40 p.m., police responded to reports of gunshots followed by a vehicle collision at 87th and Bancroft avenues in the city’s Webster neighbohood. Arriving officers found a male with a gunshot wound to his right lower leg, and a vehicle that struck a pole.

Neither victims’ conditions nor any suspect description were immediately available.

For information leading to the arrest of a suspect, police are offering up to $5,000 in each shooting. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers of Oakland at 510-777-8572.

Check back for updates.

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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