OAKLAND -- A man shot to death while driving in the Old Oakland area of downtown over the weekend was identified by police on Monday as Michael Hodgson.

Police determined that Hodgson had residences in both San Francisco and Oakland. It was believed that he had visited some downtown nightclubs in Oakland before the shooting, but investigators don't know if an incident happened at one of those clubs that lead to the shooting.

Hodgson, 37, was fatally shot about 3 a.m. Sunday by gunmen who pursued him in a car, police said.

He was driving an Aston Martin sports car westbound on Eighth Street near Washington Street, a block away from police headquarters, when he apparently got into a dispute with the occupants of another vehicle.

They began shooting at Hodgson, who drove to the 800 block of Clay Street, where his car crashed and they continued shooting at him.

Hodgson was able to run from his car before collapsing near Ninth and Clay streets. He died at the scene.

The suspects drove away. Police have not made any arrests and don't have a motive in the killing.

The death was Oakland's 17th homicide of the year. At this time last year there were 24 homicides in the city.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the gunmen. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or a tip line at 510-773-2805.



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