In 144 Bay Area freeway shootings last year, suspects arrested in 11% of cases
OAKLAND, Calif. - There were 144 freeway shootings in the Bay Area's nine counties in 2021, according to California Highway Patrol documents obtained by KTVU through a California Public Records request.
Nearly 70% of those shootings occurred in the two East Bay counties of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, the data shows.
The CHP arrested suspects in 11% of last year's cases, the data shows.
Some of last year's high profile shootings include the shooting death of 23-month-old Jasper Wu on I-880 in Oakland; a party bus shooting on I-580 in Oakland that killed two teenage girls; and the shooting death of a 29-year-old mother near the Bay Bridge toll plaza as she was on her way to a job interview.
No arrests have been made in any of those cases.
Interactive map: A look at Bay Area freeway shootings
Here's a breakdown by county of freeway shootings in 2021:
- 64 in Alameda County
- 35 in Contra Costa County
- 21 in Solano County
- 12 in San Francisco
- 8 in Santa Clara County
- 3 in San Mateo County
- 1 in Sonoma County
In November, someone shot into a burgundy and gray SUV near the Bay Bridge toll plaza, killing the female passenger. A law enforcement source has identified her as Amani Morris, 29, of Oakland. They also say the shooting appears to have been delibera
In October, Monnie Price Jr. died on westbound I-580 near the 98th Avenue on-ramp in Oakland when someone shot into his white, four-door sedan. The CHP have yet to announce any arrests in that case.
Four ambulances were called to assist with the fatal party bus shooting on May 18, 2021 in Oakland.
Interstate Highway 880 where Jasper Wu was shot and killed on Nov. 6, 2021
A husband and wife said someone shot at them on I-580 in Oakland. July 15, 2021