An Alameda man underwent surgery Monday night after he was shot in his South Shore apartment during a robbery attempt by two men, according to Alameda police.
Police said the 40-year-old man was in stable condition at Highland Hospital as of Tuesday after the shooting in the 2000 block of Franciscan Way shortly before 7:25 p.m. Monday.
The victim was shot in the lower back when he tried to retrieve his own gun to defend himself against the men who confronted him, saying they had come to take guns kept at the apartment, said police Lt. Ted Horlbeck.
The suspects, who fled without taking anything, were described as black males aged 20-25, one wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and the other a gray hooded sweatshirt, Horlbeck said.
Two women apparently visited the apartment shortly before the shooting, Horlbeck said.
In a second incident Monday night, a man was robbed by a gunman in the 1500 block of Ninth Street about 8:30 p.m., Horlbeck said.
The victim had gone out to his car when confronted by a robber who was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money, Horlbeck said. The victim said he had no money. The robber took a necklace from the man and was last seen going over a fence toward Santa Clara Avenue, Horlbeck said.
The robber was described as a black male, aged 20-30, wearing a black coat and black baseball cap.
There was no indication the two incidents were related, police said.
Anyone with information about either case is urged to contact Alameda police at 510-337-8340.