More details have been released about two men fatally shot in separate incidents late Friday and early Saturday in Oakland, police said. On Friday night at 9:53 p.m., officers responded to the 6200 block of Avenal Avenue where they found Russell Therman Jr., 30, of Oakland, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said two black male suspects in their early 20s approached Therman on foot and then opened fire on the victim, who was standing in a group of people. The two suspects fled in what witnesses described as a light blue getaway car. The suspects drove down 62nd Avenue toward International Boulevard, police said. The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.
A few hours later at 1:02 a.m. on Saturday, police were called to the 5700 block of International Boulevard, where they found a black man suffering from a gunshot wound, police said. Medical personnel arrived at the scene and the man was taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland where he was pronounced dead. The victim, whose identity is being withheld until his family is notified, was attending a motorcycle club party when an apparent argument turned into gunfire, police said. Investigators do not believe the two shootings were related.
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