Man Killed in Shooting on NB I-880 in Oakland Suspected to be Cal Berkeley Basketball Player

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The California Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly shooting that shut down the northbound lanes of Interstate 880 for several hours in Oakland Friday evening.

Officials said they responded to the crash near the Broadway Avenue off-ramp just after 5 p.m.

According to the Oakland Fire Department, a witness called 911 after she saw a car veering on the freeway. The witness told dispatchers that she thought the driver may have had an medical emergency.

CHP's preliminary investigation revealed that the man was struck by gunfire near the Broadway off-ramp, veering his car to the right and into a guardrail before coming to a stop.

A CHP spokesperson said the man was dead at the scene. No one else was in his car.

NBC Bay Area learned the man killed in the shooting was Cal Berkeley basketball player Gene Ransom, according to friends.

The Berkeley High Athletic Department posted on Twitter that they "are deeply shocked and saddened. Out hearts are with Gene's family and friends.'

There are no suspects at this time.

Witnesses or anyone with information regarding the incident are asked to contact the CHP's investigation tip line at (707) 917-4491.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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