December 3, 2021

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Toddler Dies After Being Struck by Gunfire on Interstate 880 in Oakland – CBS San Francisco

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OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The California Highway Patrol said Saturday evening that a child struck by stray gunfire while riding in a car on Interstate 880 in Oakland has died.

A CHP spokesperson said dispatchers began receiving calls about a shooting on the freeway at about 2:10 p.m. Saturday.

Victims of the shooting were traveling in a white Lexus sedan on southbound Interstate 880 near Filbert Street when their vehicle was suddenly struck by gunfire. A 23-month-old boy in the Lexus was hit and was rushed to Oakland Children’s Hospital.

He was later pronounced dead.

CHP detectives are actively investigating and evidence collected on the northbound lanes of the freeway may indicate the victims were not targeted and that the child was struck by a stray bullet.

The northbound lanes of the freeway were closed for several hours between 23rd Avenue and downtown Oakland while investigators collected evidence. The CHP reopened the freeway around 5 p.m.

Detectives are requesting assistance from the public and anyone with information is asked to call the CHP investigation tip line at (707) 917-4491.

© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Bay City News contributed to this report

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