Man shot in West Oakland dies from wounds

OAKLAND — A 43-year-old man shot Tuesday morning in a parking lot across the street from the West Oakland BART Station has died, authorities said.

Harry Lawrence, of Oakland, died Wednesday at a hospital where he had been taken after the shooting.

The shooting happened about 11:08 a.m. Tuesday in a convenience store parking lot at Seventh and Center streets. Lawrence lived in another part of Oakland but had relatives in the area, authorities said.

Police have not said if Lawrence was shot by someone in a passing vehicle or by someone who confronted him in the lot.

A motive for the shooting has not yet been determined and no arrests have been made.

The fatal shooting is the fifth homicide investigated by Oakland police this year; the CHP is investigating one homicide on a freeway within the city limits.  Last year at this time police had investigated six homicides in the city as of Jan. 15.

There were 134 homicides investigated by Oakland police last year, the highest number since 2006 when there were 148 homicides in the city. The California Highway Patrol investigated another five homicides on Oakland freeways in 2021.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.  Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or 510-238-7950 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.


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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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