OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Authorities with the California Highway Patrol on Thursday said they were continuing to investigate a fatal shooting on westbound I-580 in Oakland early Wednesday evening that left one person dead.
In a new press release issued Thursday afternoon, CHP said the freeway shooting happened at 5 p.m. on the 98th Avenue on-ramp to westbound I-580 westbound in Oakland.READ MORE: Berkeley Police Arrest Convicted Sex Offender For Allegedly Accosting Teens, Claiming To Be Police Officer
After being struck by gunfire, the shooting victim drove west on I-580 to the area near the MacArthur Boulevard off-ramp, where he succumbed to his injuries, authorities said.
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.
According to KPIX 5 reporter Andrea Nakano, t one point Wednesday evening a coroner’s van was parked next to the vehicle, a Chevrolet sedan.
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The CHP’s Golden Gate Division Special Investigations Unit detectives responded to the scene. The comprehensive investigation of the fatal shooting led to the closure of westbound I-580 until approximately 8:30 p.m.
Authorities did not release the identity of the victim or provide any information regarding possible suspects.MORE NEWS: Steph Curry Closes In On 3-Pointers Record As Warriors Top Blazers
The CHP is actively investigating the fatal incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the CHP investigative tip line at (707) 917-4491.