OAKLAND -- For the second Saturday in a row, a man was shot near a popular Piedmont Avenue bar, police said.

The victim, a 31-year-old Oakland man, was in critical but stable condition at a hospital. His name was not released.

Police said the man was involved in a shoving match that started just after midnight Friday inside Egbert Souse's, 3758 Piedmont Ave.

Police said the confrontation spilled outside and turned into a fight involving multiple people.

A gunman chased the victim across the street outside a Kaiser hospital building, where he was shot. The gunman fled before police arrived.

Investigators said they don't know what started the fight.

Police do not believe the shooting is related to another one just before 2 a.m. Oct. 26 linked to the bar.

In that incident, a 27-year-old man told police he had just left the bar and was walking to his car in the 3800 block of Piedmont Avenue when he was shot in the arm and leg. He is no longer hospitalized.

Police have not established a motive for that shooting, and no arrests have been made.

Piedmont Avenue is a well-known commercial area in the city. Numerous businesses, including some well-known restaurants, are in the immediate area. Police say shootings in the area are extremely rare.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 in each shooting for information leading to the arrest of the gunmen.


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Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or a tip line at 510-773-2805.