By Melissa Colorado

At least two people were killed and multiple people were injured after a party bus was shot up in Oakland overnight Tuesday, according to police.

Two shootings occurred as the bus was traveling along eastbound Interstate 580 near Seminary Avenue then on surface streets, the California Highway Patrol said.

The first happened on the off-ramp at Seminary as the bus exited the freeway. The second shooting occurred minutes later near Foothill Boulevard at 68th Avenue.

2 Dead, Multiple People Injured After Party Bus Is Shot Up in Oakland: Police

The bus continued along surface streets, eventually stopping at the Oakland Police Department’s Eastmont station, the CHP said.

Images from the scene show the bus riddled with bullets and shattered windows. It wasn’t immediately clear how many people were shot nor how many people were on the bus.

Oakland police and fire attend to multiple people who were injured in a shooting involving a party bus in East Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Someone opened fire on a party bus on a San Francisco Bay Area freeway early Tuesday, killing two women and wounding at least five others, authorities said. The passengers were celebrating a woman’s 21st birthday when the bus was attacked on Interstate 580 as it was returning to Oakland from San Francisco, the East Bay Times reported. (Dylan Bouscher/Bay Area News Group via AP)

A 19-year-old woman was one of the victims killed in the shooting. A family member said the teen was a mother of a 3-year-old child.

A family member who arrived at the Eastmont station said it was a 21st birthday celebration.

Police say multiple shooters targeted the party bus, but no suspects have been arrested or identified.

The CHP is handling the investigation with the assistance of the Oakland Police Department.

The investigation is ongoing, and the CHP asks anyone with information to call the investigative tip line at 707-917-4491.




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