Road Rage Incident Results in Shooting on I-580 in Oakland

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A road rage incident resulted in a shooting on Interstate 580 in Oakland Thursday, the California Highway Patrol said.

Officers first got reports of a crash on the westbound side of the freeway near the Keller Avenue exit around 2 p.m. When they got there, they realized it was a shooting that caused the crash.

Westbound lanes were shut down for a few hours but reopened by 6 p.m.

One person in one car suffered minor injuries, and the person in the other car was not injured, the CHP said.

CHP spokesperson Officer Andrew Barclay said Thursday night that a CHP officer was traveling on eastbound Interstate 580 when the officer noticed what was the aftermath of the collision on the other side of the freeway.

The officer exited the freeway to get to the westbound lanes. At the scene was the collision between a white Ford Escape and a silver Dodge Ram, the latter of which was towing another vehicle.

Barclay said CHP investigators are looking at the likelihood of a road rage incident between the two drivers prior to the collision.

One of the drivers used a firearm to shoot one round at the other vehicle. No one was hurt from the gunshot. Investigators are trying to determine who fired the shot.

A CHP K-9 officer was brought to the scene to locate the firearm, which was found on the ground near the collision.

Both drivers were detained at the scene for questioning as part of the investigation. As of Thursday evening, neither has been arrested. There were no passengers inside either of the vehicles.

The CHP continues to investigate the incident.

Bay City News contributed to the report.

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