OAKLAND -- A 24-year-old man shot while driving his car in downtown Oakland early Saturday was hospitalized but expected to live, police said.

Officers said that about 1:30 a.m. the man was driving a Mercedes-Benz in the 1200 block of Clay Street when someone in another car fired shots at him and struck him.

Police did not say where the man was shot or how many times he was hit.

The man, who was disoriented, continued driving for a few blocks until an officer with the California Highway Patrol stopped him driving at 14th and Castro streets near the Interstate 980 on ramp.

The officer assisted the man when he realized he had been shot.

The man, who was expected to live, was transported to a hospital in stable condition.

Police don't have a motive yet and no arrests have been made.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 in reward money leading to the arrest of the gunman. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.



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