Freeway shooting in Berkeley, patient taken to Highland

The shooting happened near Ashby Avenue and Interstate 80 in Berkeley just before 4:50 p.m.

Freeway shooting in Berkeley, patient taken to Highland
First responders at the scene of Friday's freeway shooting in Berkeley. Scanner Insider

A person was taken to the hospital after a freeway shooting in Berkeley on Friday afternoon, according to preliminary reports.

The shooting happened near Ashby Avenue and Interstate 80 just before 4:50 p.m.

The California Highway Patrol received reports about a silver sedan, with the engine smoking, that had crashed into a guardrail.

A woman got out of the car and was screaming, according to CHP traffic.

The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the head or neck, according to preliminary reports.

Berkeley police and firefighters responded to the scene along with the California Highway Patrol.

The Scanner has asked the CHP for more detailed information and will update this story when it is provided.

Update, 6:30 p.m. The CHP provided the following statement.

"On Friday, April 5, at approximately 4:49 PM, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers assigned to the Oakland Area office received a call of a crash with injuries on the Ashby Avenue on-ramp to eastbound Interstate 80 (I-80). Additional callers to 9-1-1 indicated an occupant in the crashed vehicle, a silver Toyota Camry, had been shot by an occupant in another vehicle just prior to the crash. The victim has been transported to a local hospital for treatment."

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