OAKLAND -- Detectives continued Tuesday to investigate what led two security guards to shoot a 22-year-old man Sunday at the Coliseum Swap Meet in East Oakland.

Hector Uribe of Oakland was shot just after 1 p.m. at the Coliseum Swap Meet, 5401 Coliseum Way, next to Interstate 880 and a few blocks from the Oakland Coliseum, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sgt. Cesar Basa said two security guards were attempting to question two men, including Uribe, about illegal activity the men were possibly involved in when the shooting occurred.

Police declined to discuss what type of illegal activity the guards were questioning the men about. Something happened during the questioning that prompted the guards to begin shooting at the men, Basa said. He declined to elaborate.

A man who was with Uribe may have also been shot by the security guards but left the scene and is being sought by police.

The names of the security guards, employed by Smithwick Executive Protection of Petaluma, have also not been released. They were questioned and released by investigators on Sunday. Both have worked at the swap meet previously and each has at least 15 years of experience in the security business. Police did not say if they have ever been involved in shootings prior to Sunday.

Two guns were recovered at the scene of the shooting, police said. Police are continuing to seek witnesses.

While covering the shooting, a KTVU Channel 2 news reporter was punched in the head several times by an unidentified woman who then fled the scene, police said.


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Lee Rosenthal, news director at the Oakland television station, said Tuesday that the reporter -- whose name was not released by police -- is recovering.

"She was conducting an interview with someone when another person, not a part of the interview, suddenly leaped in and struck our reporter several times in the head," he said. She was treated at the scene.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call police at 510-238-3821.

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