CHP Investigates Freeway Shooting That Injures Driver in Oakland

The California Highway Patrol was investigating a shooting on Interstate 580 in Oakland that injured a driver late Monday, officials said.

The shooting occurred just before 8:30 p.m. on eastbound I-580 at Edwards Street. The driver said a bullet went through his windshield and hit his finger, the CHP said.

The CHP temporarily shut down the eastbound lanes as officers searched for bullet casings.

Earlier Monday evening, a possible freeway shooting closed westbound Interstate 580 in Marin County for about 30 minutes as California Highway Patrol officers investigated, a CHP spokesman said.

Someone called the CHP at 5:35 p.m. to report a possible shooting on westbound I-580 between Main Street and East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Officer Andrew Barclay said.

The victim pulled off the highway and onto San Rafael city streets to wait for law enforcement officers.

The victim told the officers that the suspect had cut them off so they honked at the suspect, Barclay said. The suspect responded by brandishing a pistol at the victims.

Officers found damage on the victim's vehicle consistent with a bullet or other projectile hitting the vehicle. Barclay said the damage was not a hole but a dent.

The CHP closed the freeway to search for evidence. He said the victim escaped injury.

The victim was able to provide authorities with a license plate number for the suspect vehicle, according to the CHP. That vehicle was later located in San Rafael.

Officers found a BB gun consistent with the victim's description in the suspect vehicle, according to the CHP. The driver of the suspect vehicle — Cristian Torrez-Perez, 18, of San Rafael — was subsequently arrested without incident.

Torrez-Perez was arrested for "brandishing a firearm and discharging a firearm from within a vehicle," according to the CHP.

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