Man fatally shot at Oakland homeless camp

OAKLAND — A man was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon at a West Oakland homeless camp, authorities said.

Police were trying to confirm the name of the man, who appeared to be in his 40s.

The man was shot about 1:58 p.m. Tuesday at the camp in the 3400 block of Wood Street. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:45 p.m. authorities said.

Police were trying to determine if the man lived at the camp or was visiting there.

A motive for the shooting was under investigation. No arrests were announced.

The Wood Street encampment stretches for several blocks. There have been fatal and non-fatal shootings there in the last few years. On April 18, a woman and a man were wounded by gunfire while inside their RV in the 3400 block of the street.

The killing is the 53rd homicide investigated by Oakland police this year. The California Highway Patrol has also investigated four homicides this year on Oakland freeways. Last year at this time police had investigated 61 homicides in the city.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the killer. 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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