East Oakland man shot in the mouth

OAKLAND — Police were investigating an injury shooting in an East Oakland neighborhood Monday, authorities said.

Around 2:30 p.m., police responded to reports of a shooting victim near 73rd Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.

When officers arrived, they found a man who had been shot in his mouth and learned the man had been struck at an apartment complex in the 8300 block of Bancroft Avenue before being brought to an Oakland fire station.

The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

No word was immediately available on a suspect.

For information leading to the arrest, police are offering up to $5,000 in the shooting. 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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Author: George Kelly