A recruit with the Alameda County California Sheriff’s Department died on Tuesday due to injuries sustained during a shooting on the interstate in Oakland.
According to Fox News, the 28-year-old recruit was traveling home when the shooting occurred around 4:30 p.m. near the areas of Interstate 80 intersecting with Interstate 580.
Near the toll plaza for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was where the recruit was fired upon and where he sustained the injuries that cost him his life.
FOX 2 of the Bay Area reported that the recruit, described only as Asian-American, was attending a training class and was set to graduate in February.
“After the recruit was shot, his vehicle crashed into a guardrail, causing damage to the vehicle. He was transported to a hospital, where he died from his injuries,” Fox News reported.
“Our Deputies have just loaded the body of our young police academy recruit for a law enforcement procession from Highland Hospital to our Coroner’s Bureau,” Alamadea County Sheriff’s Department posted on their Twitter account. “We are heartbroken and disturbed by this senseless act of gun violence.”
At this time there have been no arrests made in connection with the shooting and there was no more information immediately available about the suspect or the possible motive.
“Later Tuesday, personnel from the sheriff’s office and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) lined up and saluted the recruit’s flag-draped casket as it was loaded into a coroner’s van at an Oakland hospital, the report said,” Fox reported.
The victim was not alone before transport, however, the victim’s parents, sister and girlfriend were at the scene and CHP’s Golden Gate unit was leading the investigation,