OAKLAND — A woman and two men were shot in Oakland’s Uptown district early Sunday and the suspected gunman was arrested fleeing the scene, authorities said.
The three people wounded, a 33-year-old San Francisco man, a 36-year-old Santa Barbara woman and a 36-year-old Oakland man, were in stable condition.
The shooting happened about 12:12 a.m. Sunday in the area of 17th Street and Telegraph Avenue.
Police said the people wounded, who had been at clubs in the area, and others were outside when a man with a handgun suddenly began shooting toward them without warning.
The three wounded were the only ones hit by the gunfire. The Santa Barbara woman and Oakland man, who were together, were transported to a hospital from the scene while the other wounded man got his own transportation to a hospital.
Police responding to the scene got a description of the fleeing gunman. It was broadcast to other officers and he was spotted running near Frank Ogawa Plaza and was arrested. No gun was recovered, authorities said.
Authorities said the suspect, a 23-year-old Oakland man, was identified by witnesses to the shooting. His name has not yet been released. He was arrested on suspicion of three counts of assault with a firearm.
A motive for the shooting is under investigation and it has not yet been determined if any of those wounded were the intended targets of the gunman, authorities said.
There have been other shootings in the Uptown district over the years, including two this year where people died. One was on Sept. 18 when a 28-year-old man was killed and three people wounded in the 300 block of 17th Street and and the other Aug. 29 when an 18-year-old man was killed and two women wounded in the 1900 block of Broadway.