OAKLAND -- A 19-year-old man was shot in the stomach in a failed robbery attempt early Thursday in the Fruitvale district, police said.

The man was in stable condition at a hospital and is expected to recover. His name was not released.

Police said the man was sitting in a car with a friend about 1:12 a.m. Thursday in the 1600 block of 34th Avenue when a gunman approached the vehicle, pulled the man out of the car and demanded his valuables.

The man began struggling with the suspect and was shot.

The driver of the car had left the scene but returned and took the victim to the hospital, police said.

The robber, who had two other men with him, fled on foot without getting anything from the victim.

In another shooting Wednesday morning a few blocks from the Eastmont police substation, a 42-year-old man was shot in the leg after an argument with another man.

That shooting happened about 9:55 a.m. Wednesday outside an apartment building in the 2800 block of 68th Avenue.

Police said the two men argued for an unknown reason before the victim was shot.

He was taken to a hospital in stable condition. The gunman fled in a car and is being sought.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 in reward money in each case for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.



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