OAKLAND -- A person is in critical condition after being shot in East Oakland on Sunday -- just one week after five people were shot in that same area, police said.

Officers were called at 3:46 p.m. to the 5900 block of Foothill Boulevard for a report of shots fired, said Officer Kevin McDonald.

When police arrived, they found a male -- whose age and name were not immediately known -- with life-threatening injuries from at least one gunshot wound, McDonald said. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

A preliminary investigation revealed the male was shot while standing outside a car, police said.

No motive was known, and no suspect description was immediately available.

Just one week ago, a few blocks away in the Seminary neighborhood, five people were shot.

At 7:50 p.m. police were called to a home on the 2600 block of Seminary Avenue for a report of a shooting. In that incident, police said more than a dozen people were in a front yard and others were inside the home celebrating a woman's 25th birthday when a someone shot at the crowd from across the street.

The gunman was seen running away from the area, police said.

Four of the victims, ages 19, 20, 21 and 27, are Oakland residents. The fifth, a 20-year-old man, is from Richmond. They were taken to area hospitals and were expected to recover, police said.


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In addition to the home, some parked cars were also hit by gunfire, as well as the nearby East Oakland Leadership Academy school, which was closed at the time.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 in reward money for information leading to an arrest in the shootings. Anyone with information can contact police at 510-238-3326 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572 or 510-777-3211 or by email at Oaklandhomicide@oaklandnet.com.

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