An Oakland man was killed and two other people were injured late Monday after someone opened fire on a van they were driving in East Oakland, police said.

After the shooting, the van crashed into a power pole, causing a power outage in the area, authorities said.

Christopher A. Lander, 30, was killed and a 25-year-old unidentified woman was wounded multiple times in the shooting. Another passenger in the car, a 37-year-old Oakland man, suffered minor injuries in the crash and was treated and released, police said.

The shooting happened about 11:20 p.m. Monday as the van was traveling in the 400 block of Darien Avenue in the Brookfield Village area. The man was driving and the woman was the passenger, police said.

Someone outside the van -- police aren't sure yet if was someone on foot or in another vehicle -- opened fire on the van, hitting both Lander and the woman.

The van continued on, eventually crashing into a power pole a short distance away at Ghormley Avenue and Maddux Drive. The impact caused the pole and power lines to fall, causing an outage in the area.

The power outage affected 687 customers in East Oakland and San Leandro, officials said. As of 6:41 a.m., all but 20 had their power restored. Those remaining customers are expected to have power back by 3 p.m.

Lander was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was taken to a hospital in serious but stable condition.


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Police said the victims may have just left the woman's house but investigators were not sure what their destination was.

Officer Jason Andersen said police don't have a motive yet for the shooting and no arrests have been made.

The killing was Oakland's 44th homicide of the year. Last year at this time there were 48 homicides in Oakland.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $15,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or a tip line at 510-773-2805.