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Boy injured during Oakland freeway shooting

A multi lane highway with traffic moving at speed
Cars travel on eastbound Interstate 580 during rush hour in Oakland. | Source: MediaNews Group/East Bay Times via Getty Images

An 8-year-old boy was shot and injured Friday evening on Interstate 580 near Downtown Oakland, according to authorities.

The shooting reportedly happened between two vehicles around 6:20 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of the freeway in the area of Harrison Street, the California Highway Patrol said. In the immediate aftermath, authorities received a number of callers describing the scene.

“One of the callers advised that an unrelated vehicle had pulled to the right shoulder near Grand Avenue after being struck by the gunfire,” the CHP stated in a press release. “An 8-year-old boy was seated in the vehicle and struck by a bullet that came from one of the two vehicles.”

The boy was taken to Highland Hospital, where he remains in grave condition, authorities added.

No arrests have been made in the incident, and investigators are encouraging anyone with information regarding the shooting to call the CHP Investigations Tipline at 707-917-4491.