2 hurt after shooting closes westbound I-580 lanes in Oakland, CHP says

Bay City News
Sunday, September 3, 2023
2 hurt after shooting closes WB I-580 lanes in Oakland: CHP
Traffic on westbound I-580 in Oakland was blocked for about two hours Saturday afternoon as police investigated a freeway shooting, CHP said.

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Two people were wounded by gunfire Saturday afternoon on westbound Interstate Highway 580 near the Seminary exit in Oakland, the California Highway Patrol said.

The two, who were in a black Chevrolet SUV, were in stable condition at a local hospital, CHP spokesman Andrew Barclay said.

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Another vehicle, traveling on the eastbound side of the freeway was struck by a stray bullet, but no one was injured, he said.

CHP units were dispatched to the scene at 4:04 p.m. All lanes of westbound 580 were closed for investigation of the shooting from about 4:55 p.m. to 5:37 p.m., Barclay said.

A black Mercedes SUV that was originally reported to have stopped on the freeway near the shooting scene was unrelated, Barclay said.

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