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Shooting Suspects Flee Crash on I-580 in Oakland

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The CHP initially released information that a vehicle with suspects crashed on eastbound Interstate Highway 580. A CHP officer has since clarified it was on westbound Highway 580. The updated story below contains the correct information. Three suspects who fled from a crash on Interstate Highway 580 in Oakland this morning may have been involved in a shooting, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Oakland police gave CHP officers the description of a car carrying three suspects believed to be involved in a shooting at 11:36 a.m., CHP Officer Sean Wilkenfeld said. At 11:45 a.m., the CHP responded to a crash involving a similar car on westbound Highway 580 near the Interstate Highway 980 interchange. The car’s three occupants had crashed into the highway’s center divider and ran away, abandoning their white sedan, CHP officials said.

There were shell casings in the backseat of the car and it appeared the car had been shot at, according to the CHP. Oakland police seized the car as evidence. Oakland police said there were reports of shots fired near the intersection of East 12th Street and 37th Avenue at 11:36 a.m., but it was not clear if the suspects who fled were involved in that incident. No injuries have been reported from that gunfire. One lane of the highway was briefly blocked during the investigation but reopened by 2 p.m., Wilkenfeld said. He said there is no active search for the suspects.

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