OAKLAND -- A man shot to death while driving in East Oakland Wednesday night was identified by police Thursday as Francisco Rosas, 26, of Alameda.

The shooting happened about 8:05 p.m. at the intersection of Russet and Moorpark streets, just a few blocks from the San Leandro border.

An officer in the area heard gunfire and found Rosas in the car, which had stopped in the street. Rosas was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe Rosas was shot by someone outside the car and that his car continued on its own before stopping.

Police said Rosas used to live in Oakland, was married and had a 2-year-old daughter. It was not immediately known why Rosas was in Oakland.

Sgt. Randy Brandwood said a motive has not been established yet and no arrests have been made.

The killing was Oakland's 116th homicide of the year, six more than all of 2011 and the highest number since there were 125 homicides in 2008.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the killer. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or a tip line at 510-773-2805 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-3211. Tips can also be sent anonymously via text message. Test to 888-777 and include the words TipOaklandPD.



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