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A man surrenders from an apartment in the 1000 block of 7th Street in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, July 26, 2014. A person with a tow truck attempting to repossess a vehicle in the area was shot at by an unknown person and police believe a person or people inside of this apartment may be involved. Police continue to investigate the incident. Police got the call at about 9:45 am and the person surrendered at about 12:15 pm. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)

OAKLAND -- A man who allegedly shot at an auto repossession agent towing a car Friday morning surrendered to police a few hours after the incident in West Oakland.

No one was injured, but the repossession truck was hit by gunfire, police said.

Officers were dispatched at 9:17 a.m. to the 900 block of Seventh Street for reports of gunfire.

The repossession agent was driving off with a car in tow when the shooter, later identified as Gabriel Duncan, reportedly ran up and began firing at him, police said.

Witnesses told this newspaper that a woman also jumped on the car as it was being towed off. Police spokesman Frank Bonifacio said they were investigating those accounts.

Officers began searching surrounding streets for the gunman, who reportedly ran from the scene, and also shut down Seventh Street between Adeline and Market streets.

Police were told a man matching the shooter's description had run into a townhome on the 1000 block of Seventh Street. Officers hid behind patrol cars with guns drawn in a standoff near the townhomes, and at 11:50 a.m. a man walked out, surrendered to police and was handcuffed.

Duncan, an Oakland resident, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and for probation violation.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.



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