OAKLAND -- A funeral for a 54-year-old former freelance photographer for the Oakland Tribune gunned down along city streets on Friday is set for this weekend.

The public service for Lionel "Ray" Fluker will be held on Saturday at noon at the CP Bannon Mortuary at 6800 International Blvd. in Oakland.

Police said Fluker was an innocent victim of a street shooting -- struck and killed by a bullet intended for another person -- Friday night in East Oakland.

Fluker was driving home from his gym shortly after 10 p.m. when the shooting happened at the Valero gas station at Seminary Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard, not far from where Fluker lived. That station has been the scene of numerous shootings and killings over the past several years.

Lionel Fluker (Nick Lammers/Staff Archives)
Lionel Fluker (Nick Lammers/Staff Archives) (Nick Lammers/Staff file)

A 38-year-old man, believed by investigators to be the intended target, was taken to Highland Hospital to be treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. His name has not been released. He was given a ride to the hospital by someone at the scene, police said.

Fluker worked for the Oakland Tribune on and off between 1995 and 2007. A prolific photographer, he documented many aspects of life in the East Bay, from high school, college and professional sports to notable people such as Tina Turner, former Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, Halle Berry, Jonathan Winters and Phyllis Diller, and musical groups TLC and 'N Sync.

When he wasn't behind the lens, he worked full time in the computer engineering field, his family said.

He leaves behind a multitude of family members including a 20-year-old daughter, Dominique.

Staff writer Kristin Bender contributed to this report. Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.