OAKLAND -- A man on his way to work at an East Oakland barber shop was fatally shot Tuesday morning after he was confronted by an unknown gunman, police said.

The victim, identified by police as 30-year-old Jason Chess of Antioch, had just parked his sport utility vehicle, stepped out and started walking to his job when he was shot less than a half-block from his workplace, Wrist Action Barber Shop.

He staggered to the shop, collapsed and later died at a hospital, police said.

No motive has been released and police have not made any arrests in connection with the case.

It was the 51st homicide in Oakland this year.

The shooting occurred about 11:30 a.m. at 107th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard. Police said the shooter fled before officers arrived.

Chess had worked at the shop for about a year, police said, and had recently returned to living in Oakland after residing out of state for a while. People at the shop declined to comment.

Police are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the shooter.

Anyone with information is asked to call 510-238-3821 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572 or 510-777-3211.