OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – An investigation is underway into a fatal freeway shooting on westbound Interstate 580 during the Wednesday afternoon commute.
Just before 5:30 p.m., the California Highway Patrol issued an alert about police activity happening near the Seminary Avenue exit, not far from Mills College.READ MORE: Intel to Build $20 Billion Fabrication Facility in Midwest to Ease Chip Shortage
Chopper video revealed officers investigating a white car that appeared to have its tires blown out. Officers were inspecting the vehicle and the roadway, possibly looking for evidence.READ MORE: Attorney General's Office: Man Shot Dead by Police at SFO Armed With Replica Gun
According to KPIX 5 reporter Andrea Nakano, a coroner’s van was parked next to the vehicle, a Chevrolet sedan. At least one person died in the shooting.
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The shooting forced the closure of westbound 580 for several hours, causing a backup that stretched several miles. According to Caltrans, all lanes were reopened by 8:45 p.m.MORE NEWS: San Francisco 49ers Confirm DE Bosa Cleared to Play Against Packers
As of late Wednesday night, authorities have not released details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting, the victim or potential suspects.