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Shooting on I-580 in Oakland Injures 2, Prompts Freeway Shutdown: CHP

A shooting Thursday night on Interstate 580 in Oakland injured two people and prompted a nearly three-hour shutdown of the eastbound lanes of the freeway at Harrison Street, the California Highway Patrol said.

The CHP said two people from the same vehicle were shot and wounded about 7 p.m., and the freeway was closed about 20 minutes later as officers investigated. A Sig-alert was issued at 7:25 p.m.

The two victims were taken to a hospital, but the extent of their injuries was not known. No suspects had been identified and no arrests had been made. The investigation is ongoing, the CHP said.

All lanes of eastbound 580 were reopened about 9:45 p.m., but the westbound Highway 24 connector to eastbound 580 remained closed late Thursday night, the CHP said. 

It is the second shooting this week on I-580 in Oakland. On Monday, a man in a Mercedes sedan fired several shots at a Honda in a road rage incident. The freeway was closed for about an hour during that investigation.

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