ALAMEDA -- A 40-year-old Alameda man remains in critical condition at Highland Hospital in Oakland after he was shot Monday when two men attempted to rob him inside his Franciscan Way apartment.

The suspects confronted the man shortly before 7:25 p.m. at the residence and shot him in the back while he was attempting to get his own gun to defend himself, police said.

Other details about the robbery remain unclear because investigators have not interviewed the man since he was transported to the hospital, where he has undergone two surgeries, Alameda police Lt. Ted Horlbeck said. Horlbeck noted that two women were visiting the apartment in the 2000 block of the street when the shooting occurred and may know the suspects. Investigators are still attempting to identify them.

A detailed description of the suspects was not available. Both are between 20 and 25 years old. It was unclear whether the men fled from the neighborhood on foot or in a vehicle.

Just over an hour later, another man was robbed of his money and a necklace at gunpoint as he stood near his vehicle in the 1500 block of Ninth Street, police said. The victim, 38, was not hurt and the robber was last seen running off and jumping a nearby fence.

The robber was described as a man between 20 and 25 years old wearing a black baseball cap and a black coat.

Investigators are not linking the Ninth Street robbery with the shooting on Franciscan Way.

Alameda police ask anyone who has information on the cases to call 510-337-8340.


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