A family is mourning the death of a 23-month-old boy shot in an overnight freeway shooting Saturday afternoon in Oakland, CA.
ABC7 News reports occupants of two vehicles began shooting at each other and one of the stray bullets struck the boy identified by the family as Jason Wu.
“Evidence collected on the northbound side of the freeway may indicate the victims were not targeted and the child passenger was struck by a stray bullet,” the CHP said to KTVU in a statement.
The family told NBC Bay Area that two adults and two other children in the white Lexus escaped the shooting uninjured.
“Their family is now changed forever. Their lives are absolutely shattered and destroyed because we haven’t been able to protect our people in our city and our state at all,” said Hudson Liao of the organization Asians Are Strong said to NBC Bay Area.
The Highway Patrol closed the northbound lanes of 880 for several hours as they investigated.
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