OAKLAND -- A man fatally shot Wednesday night a few minutes after leaving an apartment not far from the Grand Avenue commercial district was targeted, police said Thursday.
Police identified the man as Charles Lewis Edwards, 38.
Police said Edwards occasionally stayed at the apartment in the 800 block of Vermont Street where the shooting happened, but also had an address in San Leandro.
The shooting happened about 6:34 p.m. Wednesday. Police said Edwards was getting into a Toyota when he was shot numerous times by a gunman who fled on foot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators said that even though they believe Edwards was targeted, they still don't have a motive for the shooting.
The car he was getting into was not registered to him, police said.
The killing was Oakland's 89th homicide of the year, one more than this time last year.
In an unrelated shooting, a 54-year-old man was wounded during a robbery that happened about 7:50 p.m. Wednesday in the 3900 block of Edwards Avenue near his home.
The robber fled in a car driven by a second person. The victim was taken to a hospital where he was in stable condition. It was not immediatelyknown what was taken from the victim.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to an arrest in the killing and up to $5,000 in the robbery-shooting. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821