A person who intervened when their neighbor's car was being targeted by catalytic converter thieves was shot at Thursday, the Oakland Police Department said.
Officers are investigating the shooting that occurred at 1 p.m. on the 4000 block of Coolidge Avenue in the Oakland Hills.
Police said that when officers arrived, they learned that a victim observed two individuals attempting to take a catalytic converter from a vehicle. When the victim proceeded to interrupt the theft, one of the suspects produced a firearm and shot at the victim. The victim was not struck or physically injured. The individuals fled the area following the shooting.
KTVU's Henry K. Lee reported that the suspects shot at the targeted car owner's neighbor when they intervened during the theft.
Joe Burn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org