OAKLAND -- An 18-year-old man was fatally shot and another wounded in a Thursday afternoon gunbattle in East Oakland, one of several shootings that injured three other people in a bloody five-hour period, police said.

The man who was fatally wounded was scooped up by his associates but later was dumped more than a mile away as he was bleeding and clinging to life, police said.

That shooting at 77th and Bancroft avenues about 4 p.m. was just one of three shootings within blocks of each other Thursday. Another shooting late Thursday morning made it one of the most violent days in East Oakland in recent weeks.

In the 4 p.m. shooting, two men exchanged fire with one other man.

Oakland police respond to the scene of a shooting on Bancroft Avenue at 78th Avenue in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2014. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area
Oakland police respond to the scene of a shooting on Bancroft Avenue at 78th Avenue in Oakland, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2014. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

One of the men in the duo was struck by gunfire and fell onto a median while running away, police said. His accomplice ran to a nearby getaway vehicle, and a man in the car helped pull the wounded man inside. A few minutes later, they stopped the car and left the injured man at 96th Avenue and Sunnyside Street; he was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Police did not immediately identify him.

The other man in the gunbattle was also struck by gunfire and boarded an AC Transit bus stopped nearby on Bancroft Avenue. A bullet hit the windshield of the bus during the gunbattle, but no one on the bus was injured.

The bus continued down Bancroft and stopped at 82nd Avenue, where the wounded man got off the bus, police said. He was transported to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.


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Police did not release names, ages or cities of residence for anyone wounded in the shootings.

Earlier in the day, two men were wounded -- one in the leg and one in the arm -- in a drive-by shooting at 11:15 a.m. in the 9000 block of Thermal Street but managed to get to the 8900 block of MacArthur Boulevard, where police and paramedics responded.

The black car used in that shooting and the people in the vehicle match the description of the getaway car and the people involved in the shootout later in the day, police said. Investigators did not say Thursday night if the two shootings are linked.

Also Thursday about 1 p.m., a man was shot near 90th Avenue and Plymouth Street by a gunman who ran to a nearby truck and drove away, police said. That victim's name and age were not released. He is expected to live.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for the fatal shooting and $5,000 in the other shootings for information leading to the arrest of the gunmen. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.