OAKLAND, Calif. - Rev. Ramon Price Sr. on Thursday identified the person killed in the Interstate Highway 580 shooting as his son, the second of his offspring to die by gun violence.
Monnie Price Jr. died in the Wednesday evening shooting on westbound I-580 during the start of the evening rush-hour commute, according to the elder Price. On Thursday, California Highway Patrol's Golden Gate Division, which is taking the lead in the investigation, said the shooting occurred around 5 p.m. at the 98th Avenue on-ramp.
The reverend works at an Oakland funeral home and couldn't immediately provide more details about his son or what may have happened on the freeway.
The Price family has had their share of tragedy.
Monnie Price Jr.'s Facebook page shows a picture of him and his late brother with the words "Team Lamont" across the banner.
Hundreds of people expressed their condolences to the elder Price on social media regarding Monnie Jr.
As of Thursday, Alameda County Coroner's Office would not formally identify who died, citing a "press hold."
Aerial photographs show the car is a white, four-door Chevrolet sedan.
CHP officers said they located rifle casings at the westbound 98th Avenue off-ramp.
In Thursday's update, the CHP said the victim continued driving after being shot to the MacArthur Boulevard off-ramp where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police have not yet explained whether they believe this was a targeted shooting.
The freeway was snarled with traffic for at least three hours after the incident began.