OAKLAND -- A 16-year-old Antioch boy is recovering at a hospital Sunday after being shot Saturday night in West Oakland, police said.
The shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of San Pablo Avenue. Police said the boy, who used to live in Oakland, had come to the city to visit friends and was standing in a group outside a youth center.
Officer Steve Bang said a gunshot suddenly rang out and the boy fell to the pavement. Police don't know if the shot was fired from a passing car or by someone in the group.
Officers arrived on scene as some Good Samaritans who had stopped were about to drive the youth to a hospital, police said. Officers summoned emergency personnel and the youth was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The boy, whose name was not released, was shot in the upper torso and should recover, authorities said. No one else was injured.
Witnesses were able to provide only scant details about what happened, Bang said. Police do not have a motive for the shooting and no arrests have been made.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 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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