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Update: A Second Victim Has Died After Oakland Bus Shooting

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California Highway Patrol vehicle. (Photo courtesy of CHP – Oakland)

One person died at the scene and multiple others aboard a large passenger bus were injured in a shooting on Interstate Highway 580 in Oakland early Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. A second victim was reported dead later in the afternoon.

When officers arrived at the scene of the bus shooting, they determined there had actually been two shootings in close proximity. The first occurred at the Seminary Avenue off-ramp on eastbound I-580. Few details related to the first incident were provided in Tuesday’s statement.

In the second shooting, the bus near Foothill Boulevard and 68th Avenue was fired on at approximately 12:19 a.m. and sustained several bullet strikes. The CHP reports that multiple victims were shot and one person succumbed to injuries while still at the scene. Other victims were transported to Highland Hospital for treatment of their injuries, which were described as varying degrees.

The CHP, which is handling the investigation, said detectives have limited suspect information. Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong indicated that the shooting was not random, that suspects were aware of who was on the bus and the attack was targeted.  

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the CHP investigative tip line at (707) 917-4491.

This article was updated to include information about the second victim’s death.

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