Man dies in Oakland’s 79th homicide of year

OAKLAND — A 33-year-old Oakland man hospitalized after an injury shooting died, becoming the city’s 79th homicide victim of the year.

Around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 2800 block of MacArthur Boulevard for a reported shooting and found a man suffering from several gunshot wounds to his back.

The man was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries, but was later pronounced dead. His identity was not disclosed, pending next-of-kin notification. Investigators have not yet disclosed any possible motive or made arrests in the case, authorities said.

It was the city’s 79th homicide of the year, following a West MacArthur Boulevard motel parking-lot shooting last week and a pair of unrelated East Oakland shootings earlier in the month.

A year ago at this time, the city had investigated 58 homicides. Police investigated 109 homicides overall last year.

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

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

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Author: George Kelly, Harry Harris

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