Driver Critically Hurt In Oakland Interstate 580 Shooting

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A shooting late Sunday night along Interstate 580 in Oakland left one person in critical condition and prompted the temporary closure of a stretch of highway, authorities said.

Oakland police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said the victim was driving east on Highway 580 at about 10:50 p.m.  when another vehicle pulled up next to him and someone inside shot into his car, police spokeswoman said.

KCBS’ Jeffrey Schaub Reports:

Nearby officers heard the gunfire and headed toward the sound, and were flagged down by a passenger from the victim’s car, Watson said.

The passenger was unharmed, and the victim was taken to a hospital.

Highway 580 was shut down for about three hours while Oakland police investigated the shooting, California Highway Patrol Sgt. William Bradshaw said.

A description of the suspect was unavailable.

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