The violence in Oakland showed no signs of sluggishness over the weekend. Two men, who were shot in separate incidents, are expected to survive the most recent reports of East Bay terror. First up, a 25-year-old man was shot in the Trestle Glen area Sunday night a little before 9:30 PM.
"Investigators said the man, whose name was not released, was actually shot more than a mile away in the 1400 block of Fifth Avenue," reports Harry Harris of the Oakland Tribune. "Police believe another person drove him to the 900 block of Grosvenor Place near Underhills Road before leaving him there beside a bullet-riddled Acura. That person is being sought."
The victim remains in critical but stable condition.
The second shooting victim, a 52-year-old man, fell victim to gunfire a little before 5 PM last night in the 7700 block of Krause Avenue. According to police, the man was approached by four men trying to rob him. "But before the suspects took anything the man was shot by one of them." The suspects took off before police arrived. The shootings are not believed to be related.
In other news, Oakland citizens have taken to hiring their own private law enforcement in lieu of relying on police and/or Oakland City Hall.