OAKLAND -- A man who was shot and killed while working on a car Tuesday morning in East Oakland has been identified, but the shooter remains at large, police say.

Jose Orellano-Cruz, 54, of Oakland, was visiting a relative in the 2600 block of Bartlett Street near Brookdale Avenue when shots rang out about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. Police said Orellano-Cruz had been outside working on a car when a man approached him and tried to rob him.

It's not clear what happened next but Orellano-Cruz was shot and taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland, where he was pronounced dead at 2 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

Police said the shooter drove away in a car. Investigators have not released a description of the car or the gunman, and no arrests have been made.

Police said Orellano-Cruz worked as a laborer and had a wife in El Salvador and at least two children.

The killing was Oakland's 40th homicide of the year. At this time last year there were 46 homicides in the city.

Up to $10,000 in reward money is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the gunman. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or a tip line at 510-773-2805.

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