CA: Fatal Shooting Near Bus Punctuates Violent Day in Oakland

Feb. 21--SAN FRANCISCO -- A chaotic gunbattle in East Oakland left one man dead and another injured, and a bullet hit the windshield of a passing AC Transit bus, police said.

The incident capped a violent day in Oakland in which three other people were injured in shootings.

The latest shooting happened about 4 p.m., when two men exchanged gunfire with a third man at 78th and Bancroft avenues. One of the victims was thrown into a car by friends before being dumped at 96th and Sunnyside avenues, about a mile away. He was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland, where he died.

A man injured from the shooting got onto an AC Transit bus that was in the area at the time. The windshield of the bus was struck by gunfire, but no one on board was hurt. The bus continued driving a few blocks east to 82nd and Bancroft avenues, where the injured man got off and was taken to the hospital.

Oakland police and Alameda County sheriff's deputies, who investigate crimes aboard AC Transit, were investigating.

The incident was one of several shootings Thursday in the city.

About 1:05 p.m., a man was shot and wounded near 88th Avenue and Holly Street, and about 11:20 a.m. two men were wounded in a shooting on the 9000 block of Thermal Street. In that case, the victims ended up being found near 89th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard.

Henry K. Lee is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. E-mail: hlee@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @henryklee

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