OAKLAND -- A 30-year-old man was fatally shot early Sunday outside his East Oakland apartment, police said. The man's name was not released pending notification of relatives.

The shooting happened about 1:29 a.m. in the 2800 block of Nicol Avenue near the Dimond district. Police said the man had just returned home from a downtown Oakland nightclub when he was shot during a dispute outside his residence.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the suspect fled in a car, police said. It was not immediately known what the argument was about.

Police are searching for anyone who may have seen or been with the victim earlier in the evening, Sgt. Eric Milina said. Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the suspect.

The killing marked the 33rd homicide of the year in Oakland. Last year at this time there were 41 homicides in the city.

Police on Sunday were also investigating the shooting of a man Saturday night in another part of East Oakland. The victim, a 19-year-old Oakland resident, was shot about 10:45 p.m. near 83rd Avenue and A Street and will recover from his wounds.

Authorities said the victim was shot by a man who tried to rob him. It was not known if he resisted before he was shot.

The would-be robber ran off without taking anything from the victim. The man was able to get his own transportation to a hospital, where he was in stable condition.

Anyone with information may call investigators at 510-238-3821 or 510-238-3326 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.



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