Two deadly shootings in Oakland in less than four hours

Police in Oakland on Friday investigated two deadly shootings less than four hours apart from each other. 

The first was reported shortly after 1 a.m. near the intersection of 55th Avenue and Foothill boulevard. Officers found that a man had been shot with a gun. They tried to save him, according to Officer Johnna Watson, but he was pronounced dead on the scene. 

There's no word yet on what led up to the fatal gunfire.

The second shooting was reported just before 4:30 a.m. on in the 1400 block of 3rd Street.

In this case, too, a man was found suffering from gunshot wounds. He also was pronounced dead on scene, Watson said.  

Both are ongoing investigations. Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Oakland Police Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821.