Deadly Oakland Shooting Happened on City Streets, Not Freeway: Police

Police responded to reports of a crash on I-580 and found a driver dead with gunshot wounds

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A person who died from gunshot wounds in Oakland late Wednesday night was shot on city streets, not on a freeway as authorities initially reported, police said Thursday afternoon.

Authorities initially responded to the scene at eastbound Interstate 580 and Park Boulevard to investigate a reported crash, the California Highway Patrol said.

When CHP and Oakland police officers arrived at the scene, they found the driver of a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds who was pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP said.

I-580 eastbound remained closed overnight Thursday from Grande Avenue to Park Boulevard during the investigation. All lanes reopened just before 5 a.m., the CHP said.

No further details were immediately available.

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