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Freeway shooting in Oakland kills toddler asleep in car seat

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Posted at 9:09 AM, Nov 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-07 12:09:26-05

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.