OAKLAND — A man was in stable condition after being shot near Lowell Park in West Oakland Monday afternoon, police said Tuesday.

The shooting happened about 4:40 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of 14th Street.

The victim was taken to a hospital.

The gunman fled the scene, possibly through the park, before officers arrived. The victim told officers he did not know who shot him or why.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the shooter. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3426 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

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