Freeway shooting shuts down northbound lanes of I-880 in Oakland

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CHP investigators are looking for the shooter who opened fire on an SUV, wounding the driver and forcing the CHP to shut down a portion of northbound 880 during the evening commute. 

CHP officers surrounded the Toyota Rav4 SUV that had stopped in the center lane of northbound 880 just past 98th Avenue.

A bullet hole was clearly visible in the front passenger door.

The CHP says two men were in the SUV, when a man in his 30's or 40's in a dark-colored sedan pulled up and began shooting at the vehicle about 6:35 p.m.

"The driver of the Toyota was wounded by gun fire. And both the driver and the passenger were transported to a local hospital where the driver is currently being treated for his injuries," said CHP spokesman Officer John Fransen.

The CHP immediately shut down the highway, causing a long backup of traffic on northbound 880 in Oakland. Cars had to merge from the four lane highway to the two-lane 98th Avenue off ramp and then back onto 880 on the other side of the crime scene, frustrating drivers.

For more than two hours, investigators looked for evidence along the highway.

The CHP says they don't know if the victim's SUV was the specific target or whether any other vehicles might have been hit. With so many vehicles on the road, investigators hope someone might have seen the shooting or have information that can help catch the shooter.

"If they see something please contact us...even if they think it's insignificant, those details can help ultimately solve the case," said CHP Officer Fransen. 

If you or anyone you know have any information that might be helpful, you can call the CHP's Investigation tip line at (707) 917-4491.