FREMONT -- A self-proclaimed gang member was recovering from a bullet wound Tuesday after five men shot at him as he strolled through the city's Grimmer neighborhood, police said.

Officers were called to Washington Hospital about 10:45 p.m. Monday for a report of a shooting victim being admitted into the hospital, said police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques.

The victim, an 18-year-old Fremont man, told police that he is a gang member and that he was shot sometime from 9 to 9:30 p.m. He said he was walking somewhere near Roberts Avenue and Blacow Road when five people approached and began shooting at him for an unknown reason.

The suspects fired at least five shots at the victim and hit him one time in the leg, Bosques said.

The victim's wound was not life threatening and Bosques said he was not cooperative with officers in providing additional details about the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 510-790-6800

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