OAKLAND -- A man was wounded in a drive-by shooting and another man was stabbed after telling a suspect he had no money in two incidents that happened less than an hour apart early Friday in East Oakland, police said.
And a woman who was following a man who had just robbed her was shot at but not hit late Thursday night in West Oakland, police said.
The drive-by shooting happened about 1 a.m. Friday at a gas station at High Street and International Boulevard.
A 21-year-old Oakland man told police he had just pulled into the station when he heard gunfire and realized he had been shot in the back. The man drove himself to a hospital, where he was in stable condition.
Police said it appears the suspects fled in a vehicle but while they were driving away shot at a security guard walking near the station but did not hit him. Police don't have a motive for the shootings and no arrests have been made.
About 12:30 a.m. a 29-year-old Oakland man was outside a liquor store at 84th Avenue and International Boulevard when he was confronted by a man who asked him for money. When the man said he had none, the other man pulled a knife and stabbed him in the ribs before fleeing on foot. The wounded man got his own ride to a hospital and was in stable condition.
The West Oakland shooting happened about 10:40 p.m. Thursday.
A 28-year-old woman was walking from the West Oakland BART station and had gotten into her car parked in the 300 block of Chester Street when a man approached the vehicle and demanded her purse. She at first resisted but when the man pointed a gun at her she gave him the purse.
The suspect fled in a vehicle and the woman tried to follow. But on nearby Henry Street someone in the car started shooting at her and she stopped her pursuit. She was not injured. The suspects are being sought.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 in reward money in each incident for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or a tip line at 510-773-2805.