OAKLAND -- Two cousins wounded in a shooting Sunday morning in East Oakland were recovering Monday and police were seeking the gunman, authorities said.

The shooting happened about 11:40 a.m. Sunday in the 5100 block of East 12th Street in the Melrose district.

Police said the two men, ages 29 and 42, were on the street outside when a gunman approached them on foot and began shooting, hitting them both multiple times.

Their names were not released. Police said the younger man had addresses in Vallejo and Patterson and the other man was an Oakland resident. Authorities said the men have relatives who live in the area of the shooting.

The gunman then ran to a vehicle, possibly a compact SUV, parked on 51st Avenue and drove off.

One of the men was in critical but stable condition and the other was in stable condition.

Police don't have a motive yet for the shooting and no arrests have been made.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the gunman. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.



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