Victim found shot in East Oakland shopping center parking lot


OAKLAND — A person was shot Tuesday afternoon in an East Oakland shopping center parking lot, authorities said.

Shortly before 4:15 p.m., police responded to a report of a possible shooting in the 3900 block of Alameda Avenue, a police spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

When officers arrived, they found a person suffering from gunshot wounds to a leg in the lot between Home Depot and 24 Hour Fitness.

First responders provided care to the victim before taking them to a hospital. The victim’s condition was not immediately available Tuesday evening.

Police did not share information about a possible motive, any shooting suspects or an associated vehicle, or disclose any possible connection to recent attempts by armed suspects to take personal property from victims, as mentioned in a police advisory to residents last month.

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

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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