Women injured in two Oakland shootings, one at a popular food truck

OAKLAND — Two women, one who was driving in her car and the other an employee at a food truck, were injured in East Oakland shootings less than two hours apart Wednesday night, authorities said.

Both women were in stable condition.

The shooting that wounded a 25-year-old woman driving her car happened at about 8:54 p.m. Wednesday in the 2500 block of 64th Avenue, not far from her home, authorities said.

The woman was shot at by someone standing outside, with bullets hitting her and her vehicle, police said. A parked vehicle was also hit by gunfire and more than 20 shell casings were found in the area, authorities said.

The wounded woman was able to drive to the area of MacArthur Boulevard and Coolidge Avenue where police found her before she was taken to a hospital.

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

A 37-year-old woman was injured at about 7:16 p.m. in the 5400 block of International Boulevard where she was working at Tacos Las Amigos, a popular food truck.

Authorities said there was a shooting in the area, but whether it was vehicle to vehicle, or someone being shot at on the street, has not been determined. More than 40 shell casings were found in the area.

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At least one bullet hit the food truck and the woman sustained fragment wounds to the upper part of her body, authorities said.

Another parked vehicle was also hit by gunfire but no one else was injured.

A motive for the shooting is under investigation.  No arrests have been made.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 in reward money in each shooting for information leading to the arrests of the suspects. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.




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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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