OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A police search for the man responsible for an armed robbery and shooting at an Oakland hardware store resulted in the shutdown of westbound Interstate 580 for more than two hours on Thursday afternoon, causing a massive traffic jam.

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California Highway Patrol spokesman Sam Morgan said after shooting a woman at the store in the 4000 block of MacArthur Boulevard about 2 p.m., the gunman drove away but later crashed his car near the freeway and then fled on foot.

No arrests were made despite the search and the gunman remained at large on Thursday night, police said.

The victim was being treated at a local hospital, according to police, but her condition was not released.

Traffic on I-580 began slowly moving again near the MacArthur Boulevard exit in Okaland after the freeway was re-opened at 5:15 p.m.

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports: 

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