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Bystander wounded in Richmond armed robbery

A robbery victim chased his assailants through Richmond until they shot at him and injured a bystander Monday morning, a police sergeant said.

Police received reports of a shooting in the 2700 block of Oxford Avenue at 11:38 a.m., Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said. While on their way there they found out about a nearby car crash involving the purported robber and victim. The robbery victim apparently got into his car and chased the robber or robbers.

While he was pursuing the suspect car, one of the possibly two suspects opened fire on him but he was not hit by gunfire, Abetkov said. He stopped pursuing the other car, but the suspect driver started pursuing him and eventually they both crashed near Shane Drive and Fordham Street, according to Abetkov.

They got into a fight but the robber or robbers fled the area. The victim was not seriously injured. Police found out about a person in a nearby yard in the 2800 block of Devon Way. When they found that person, the victim identified him as one of the robbery suspects.

Police are still investigating and have not identified that person. There are conflicting reports and police have not determined if there actually is a second suspect, Abetkov said.

While police were investigating the chase, they found out about a man who walked into Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo with a graze wound on his head. The man lives in the upper level of a duplex in the 3100 block of Birmingham Drive and apparently was struck by stray gunfire from the shooting during the chase.

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