ORINDA -- A man walked into a grocery store Wednesday night looking for help after he was shot miles away on the Richmond-El Sobrante border, officials said.

The man, whose identity was not released, was shot somewhere in the area of Valley View Road and Allison Lane, near the Richmond city limit. A short time later, he entered the Safeway store at 2 Camino Sobrante, according to Contra Costa County Sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee.

The man walked into the Safeway around 8:15 p.m.; authorities did not say when they believed the shooting occurred.

The man's condition was not known Wednesday evening. Authorities did not say if the man was driven to the store of if he drove himself.

It was also unclear what led to the shooting.

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