The victim of a robbery and shooting in Oakland that led to the closure of a freeway for more than two hours Thursday was released from the hospital, a police spokeswoman said Friday. Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said Friday morning that an arrest had been made after a woman was shot during a robbery in the 4000 block of MacArthur Boulevard around 2 p.m. Thursday.
The victim was taken to a hospital, where she was later released. After the shooting, the suspect fled in a car toward 35th Avenue and crashed on the on-ramp to westbound Highway 580, where witnesses reported seeing him running away from the accident, according to police. A search of the highway for the suspect prompted the California Highway Patrol to shut down all westbound lanes in the area from shortly after 3 p.m. until about 5:15 p.m., when the highway was reopened although the suspect had not been found at that time.
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