OAKLAND -- A 46-year-old Oakland man was shot twice in the leg Wednesday night during an attempted robbery in the drive-through lane of a fast-food restaurant a block from the Eastmont Mall police substation.
The victim was able to drive home and police were called. He was in stable condition at a hospital on Thursday. The suspect escaped, police said.
The shooting happened about 11:55 p.m. Wednesday in the drive-through lane of the Burger King at 7200 Bancroft Avenue.
The man was in his truck when a man with a rifle walked up, broke out the driver's side window, pointed the gun at the man and demanded his wallet and money, police said.
The man instead pushed the rifle away and started to back up his truck. The suspect fired several shots at him, hitting him twice in the leg.
The suspect was described as black, 20 to 25 years old, 115 pounds, 5-foot-6 with black hair and brown eyes.
Police said the same suspect attempted to rob two people in a van earlier, in the same drive-through lane, but was unsuccessful.
Police and CrimeStoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 in reward money leading to the arrest of the suspect. Anyone with information can call 510-238-3326.