Oakland police called out to traffic collision; find 71-year-old man shot dead in car

Oakland police were called out to a multi-vehicle traffic collision on Sunday evening in the Fruitvale district and discovered that a man had been shot dead.

Public information officer Kim Armstead said the shooting was reported just before 6:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of International Boulevard. 

When officers arrived to help with the crash, they found that one of the cars involved had someone inside who was suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police tried to save him, but he died, Armstead said.

Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo confirmed to KTVU that the victim was a 71-year-old man. Gallo said the victim was shot in the head near 28th and International before he crashed near 33rd and International. 

Officers found what they said was a shooting scene. They believe the man was shot while driving, which is what caused his car to collide with others.

Citzen App video shows a big commotion in the middle of the street with many onlookers and emergency vehicles. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the TIP LINE at 238-7950.

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