At least two people were killed and multiple people were injured after a party bus was shot up in Oakland overnight Tuesday, according to police.
Two shootings occurred as the bus was traveling along eastbound Interstate 580 near Seminary Avenue then on surface streets, the California Highway Patrol said. The first happened on the off-ramp at Seminary as the bus exited the freeway. The second shooting occurred minutes later near Foothill Boulevard at 68th Avenue.
The bus continued along surface streets, eventually stopping at the Oakland Police Department's Eastmont station, the CHP said.
Images from the scene show the bus riddled with bullets and shattered windows. It wasn't immediately clear how many people were shot nor how many people were on the bus.
A 19-year-old woman was one of the victims killed in the shooting. A family member said the teen was a mother of a 3-year-old child.
A family member who arrived at the Eastmont station said it was a 21st birthday celebration.
Police say multiple shooters targeted the party bus, but no suspects have been arrested or identified.
CHP says the party bus was driving eastbound on 580, and got off on Seminary Avenue when someone in another car started shooting into the bus, blasting out its windows. Shooters followed the party bus as the driver raced to the nearby Oakland Police Eastmont Substation.
In addition to the victims inside the party bus, Tamisha Peterson, a 38-year-old woman who was taking a nap in her car was also shot. One of the bullets aimed at the party bus went through the woman's car and shot her in the leg.
"This is getting to be too much. I wish y’all put down them guns," said Cassandra Jones, Peterson's mother.
Police say the gunmen fired more bullets near 68th Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. Jones says that’s where her daughter – who was in a parked car - was shot.
"I lost my son in 2010 to gun violence and now here my daughter get shot in the leg," she said.
Jones says when her daughter got to the emergency room at Highland Hospital, the patient in the next hospital bed was the birthday girl.
"She had gotten shot in her legs also, but she got shot more worse than my daughter," Jones said. "These bullets got to stop. Please y’all, please stop shooting. I’m scared for my life."
Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong stopped by Highland Hospital Tuesday afternoon to meet with the shooting survivors and their families.
"Looking at a young lady, severely injured, reminds me of my own children," Chief Armstrong said. "I have a 19-year-old daughter."
The CHP is handling the investigation with the assistance of the Oakland Police Department.
The investigation is ongoing, and the CHP asks anyone with information to call the investigative tip line at 707-917-4491.