Toddler killed in freeway shooting on I-880 in Oakland: family confirms

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) – A 1 year, 11 month old boy has died after being shot on I-880 in Oakland, the family has confirmed to KRON4.

The family of the little boy told KRON4 they were headed home from San Francisco to Fremont when the shooting happened.

The driver of the car was the toddler’s mother.

There were a total of 6 people in the car. 3 adults and 3 children, including victim whose name is Jasper Wu

Everyone else that was in the car is uninjured, according to the family.

The California Highway Patrol said Saturday afternoon that northbound Interstate 880 in Oakland shut down following the incident.

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

The spokesperson said the child was taken to a local hospital for treatment. There are no details on the condition of the child.

Video uploaded to the Citizen app showed multiple police vehicles on the freeway around 3:00 p.m.

All lanes on I-880 N and I-980 E were been blocked as a result of the police activity.

Traffic was diverted off at 23rd Ave. as CHP investigated.

As of 5:13 p.m., all lanes have reopened.

Residual delays are expected on Northbound I-880 between 23RD Ave and I-980 E in Oakland as well as between the I-880/I-980 interchange and 18th street.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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