Cab Driver Struck by Stray Bullet in Oakland

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Police are investigating a shooting in the area of 11th Street and Broadway in downtown Oakland.

The crime was reported around 3:09 p.m. Friday.

Few details were immediately available, but officials said a cab driver was struck by a stray bullet.

Witnesses said the cabbie was waiting for a fare in front of the Marriott when he was hit. According to witnesses the two shooters were aiming at each other and missed. Instead one of the bullets hit the driver. 

There are also reports that the Marriott had bullet holes.

A photographer who is in the Bay Area to cover the Ohio State football game at Cal tomorrow said reporters from Columbus were waiting to arrive at the hotel when the shots were fired. 

Tim Flaherty tweeted that no one from the team was hurt.

They said a person has been detained in connection to the shooting and they were interviewing witnesses to see if he was in fact the shooter.

Streets are closed in the area. Police are asking people to avoid the area around the Marriott Hotel is possible.

BART officials were reporting delays of 10 to 15 minutes on the system due the shooting and other police activity in Oakland.

A BART police official said a strong-arm robbery also occurred Friday afternoon at the West Oakland BART station shortly before the shooting. As of 3:30 p.m., delays were being reported in and out of Oakland at the 12th Street Oakland City Center station in the Pittsburg/Bay Point, Fremont, Richmond and Daly City directions.

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