Two shootings at Bay Area malls Friday left one person injured and had police scrambling to determine if the crimes are linked.

One person was shot at the Bayfair Center, a mall at 15555 E. 14th St. in San Leandro, police said. No one was hit in the earlier shooting at the West Valley Mall at 3200 Naglee Road in Tracy.

In San Leandro, officers arrived around 4:30 p.m. to find a 24-year-old male victim in the parking lot, suffering from a gunshot wound. Police blocked off the parking lot in front of Old Navy and Bed Bath & Beyond. An ambulance crew transported the victim to the hospital. The victim's wounds were not considered life-threatening, San Leandro police said.

Police said it appears that the shooting followed a verbal dispute between the suspect and victim in the parking lot. The suspect is described as a black male adult, who fled in what police called "a white, compact vehicle."

In the Tracy incident, police reported that a shooting occurred at the West Valley Mall about 4:45 p.m. The east parking lot was locked down but the mall remained open.

Fox40 television reported that employees at a jewelry store in the mall said shots were fired outside their store.

The manager at that DeVons Jewelers said the shots were directed at someone inside the mall after an altercation. One round hit a door and another hit the glass above it, shattering it.

The gunman then reportedly ran off, got in a white Toyota Camry and left the area.

The mall is open for business.

Police were not immediately available to comment on whether the shootings appear to be linked.