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Man fatally shot Sunday evening in East Oakland

Man fatally shot Sunday evening in East Oakland

OAKLAND — A 31-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday evening in East Oakland, the city’s third homicide of the day, authorities said.

His name was not immediately released. None of the killings are believed to be related, police said.

The 31-year-old man was shot about 5:42 p.m. Sunday outside in the 5800 block of Bancroft Avenue after getting into an argument with another man, authorities said. He died at the scene.

The suspect fled before police could respond. Investigators did not specify what they believed the argument was about.

The killing is the 71st homicide investigated by Oakland police this year and was the third within a 15-hour period Sunday. Last year at this time police had investigated 77 homicides in the city.

About 5:43 a.m. Sunday a 23-year-old man was fatally shot in the 9200 block of E Street. A possible suspect was detained for questioning in that case.

Just before 3 a.m. Sunday, a 38-year-old Pittsburg man was fatally shot in the 500 block of 17th Street in the Uptown district. A motive for that killing has not been released and no arrests have been announced.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money in both the Bancroft Avenue and 17th Street homicides for information leading to the arrests of the suspects. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or 510-238-7950 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.