SAN LEANDRO -- An Oakland man was in critical condition after being wounded in an early Monday drive-by shooting, police said.
Officers were called just before 1 a.m. to the 14000 block of East 14th Street for a report of a person who had been shot, said Lt. Jeff Tudor.
When officers arrived, they found a 30-year-old man sitting in the passenger side of a car, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Tudor said.
The victim and his friend, who was driving, were stopped at a red light in the 14600 block of East 14th Street when they were approached by two suspects on foot, Tudor said.
One of the suspects shot at the vehicle multiple times as it drove away north on East 14th Street, police said. That's when the victim, who sat in the passenger seat, was hit by gunfire, Tudor said. The driver was not injured.
A motive for the shooting was under investigation on Monday and full descriptions of the suspects were not available.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 510-577-3230 or contact the Anonymous Tip Line at 510-577-3278.
Residents can also send an anonymous tip by texting the word SLPD and their tip to 847411. In addition, anonymous tips can be submitted on the police department's website at http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/at.asp
Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.