OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- An 8-year-old boy was injured in a shooting on Interstate 580 in Oakland Friday evening, the CHP said.
CHP says at 6:23 p.m., officers responded to eastbound I-580 near Harrison St. to a report of two vehicles shooting at each other. Officers say the boy, who was riding in an unrelated vehicle, was struck by gun fire.
The boy was transported to a local hospital for treatment. CHP says he is listed in "grave condition."
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CHP officers are investigating, and additional information will be provided once it is available.
All eastbound lanes on I-580 near Harrison were shut down as officials investigated the scene.
Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao has released the following statement:
This is a horrific tragedy. As a mother, my heart breaks for the young victim and the victim's family. Senseless gun violence has impacted far too many lives, and when an innocent child is harmed, it is unfathomable. I am staying abreast of the situation and join all Oaklanders in pulling for the young victim's full recovery. I will continue to prioritize community safety so that all children can grow and thrive. Our OPD officers will be working with CHP to do everything we can to apprehend those who are responsible for this senseless act and hold them accountable.
No suspects have been identified. CHP officials asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call the CHP Investigations Tipline at (707)917-4491.