Young boy dies from stray bullet in freeway shooting in Oakland

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Authorities report a fatal killing on I-880 in Oakland which took away the life of a 23-month-old Fremont child who was inside a vehicle.

The shooting report at the freeway was received by the dispatchers at around 2:00 in the afternoon on Saturday, the California Highway Patrol spokesperson reported.

The CHP said the victims were traversing the freeway, traveling southbound I-880 near Filbert Street through their white Lexus sedan when the shooting started and hit their car.

Jasper Wu died Nov. 6, 2021 after he was struck by a bullet while riding with his family on I-880 in Oakland. (Family photo via KPIX)

In a talk to KRON4, a friend of the family aboard the vehicle said that they were going to Fremont from San Francisco when the incident transpired.

Aboard the Lexus were three adults and three children. The shooting only hit one toddler, identified by the family friend as Jasper Wu.

The CHP said the child was brought to Oakland Children’s Hospital but he died due to his gunshot injuries.

According to KRON4, Jasper was the only child of the single mother who was driving the car.

Evidence on the scene suggests that the family was not the aim of the shooters, CHP says. It appears that they just got caught up and the kid was hit by a stray bullet.

Several police vehicles were seen on the freeway at around 3:00 in the afternoon, as shown in a video made available at the Citizen app.

The shooting has closed all lanes on I-880 N and I-980 E while the CHP conducted the investigation.

Traffic was rerouted at 23rd Ave but all lanes were reopened at 5:13 in the afternoon.

Those who have information linked to the shooting can call the CHP Investigation Tip line at 707-917-4491.