OAKLAND — One man was shot and his cousin injured by flying glass Saturday night during a vehicle chase that ended in the Rockridge district, police said Monday.

Police said both men are 26-year-old Oakland residents who could not explain why someone would shoot at them. Their names were not released.

The two were in one of the men's 1997 Buick Regal about 11:45 p.m. Saturday driving on 45th Street near Oakland Technical High School when a van began chasing them.

After a few blocks, someone in the van began shooting at the car, which crashed into a parked vehicle on 49th Street near Manila Avenue.

The man driving the car was wounded in the head. He was in critical but stable condition Monday at a local hospital.

The passenger suffered a head wound as well, but it was apparently from broken glass, doctors told police. He was treated at and released from a local hospital.

The van did not stop after the shooting and it and the gunman are still being sought.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the gunman.

Anyone with information can call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572 or 510-777-3211.



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