OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A freeway shooting in Oakland killed a toddler who may have been hit by a stray bullet while sleeping in his car seat.
The California Highway Patrol says the 23-month-old boy was riding in a Lexus sedan when the car was struck by gunfire on Interstate 880 Saturday afternoon.
He was rushed to the hospital, where he died from his injuries. The CHP shut a section of the freeway to investigate, and the evidence suggests the victims were not targeted but got caught in the crossfire.
A family friend told KRON-TV the boy, named Jasper Wu, was riding to his home in Fremont and his mother was driving the car.