February 26, 2024
Police investigated two homicides in Oakland on Monday night.

OAKLAND — The city of Oakland experienced its 75th and 76th homicides of 2023 within about six hours of each other Monday night, according to authorities.

The first of the two shootings occurred just before 5 p.m. at a residence in the 2300 block of International Boulevard in East Oakland. One man was pronounced dead at the residence, and a 20-year-old man was taken to a hospital for a gunshot wound to his lower leg.

Authorities did not immediately release the name of the man killed pending confirmation and notification of his next of kin.

The motive for this shooting is under investigation and no arrests had been announced as of Tuesday morning.

At about 9:50 p.m., a 39-year-old Oakland man was found shot in a vehicle that crashed in the area of 37th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said investigators were still attempting to determine where the shooting occurred. No motive was determined and no suspects were identified.

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After those two slayings, Oakland police have investigated 76 homicides this year. There were 82 killings at this time of last year.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $15,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the shooter in the International Boulevard shooting, and $10,000 in the later killing. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

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