Two men slain in Oakland shootings – The Mercury News



OAKLAND — Two men were fatally shot in East Oakland Saturday night and Sunday morning,  one of them allegedly  by another man who had crashed his vehicle into the victim’s parked vehicle, authorities said.

A possible suspect was later detained in the crash-related killing, authorities said. The two killings are not related, police said.

The names of the men killed have not yet been released.

The crash-related killing happened about  3:22 a.m. Sunday in the 10000 block of C Street.

Police said a man driving  a vehicle  hit some vehicles parked on the block, including one belonging to a  45-year-old man.

When the man came outside his home to see what had happened he got into a confrontation with the driver and was shot, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect fled in his vehicle.  Police later detained a man for questioning after a standoff at a residence in the 9800 block of A Street, authorities said.

The other fatal shooting, that claimed the life of a 24-year-old Oakland man, happened about 11:46 p.m. Saturday in the 7700 block of Bancroft Avenue.

Police said numerous shots were fired in the area and the man was found unresponsive on the street, suffering from at least one gunshot wound.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

The two killings are the 36th and 37th homicides investigated by Oakland police this year.  Last year at this time police had investigated  43 homicides in the city.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland at this time are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the suspect in the Bancroft Avenue killing.  Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or 510-238-7950 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

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