Oakland CA shooting death of Toddler Jasper Wu -Obituary
Toddler Jasper Wu has died just shy of his 2nd birthday in a fatal Oakland CA shooting that occurred on Saturday, November 6, 2021. It happened as the toddler was in a vehicle on Interstate 880 at about 2 a.m.
The toddler was with 3 adults and two other children when the bullet struck as they were traveling south on Interstate 880 in the area of Filbert Street.
Police do not believe the shooting intended to shoot at the vehicle or the child.
As investigations into the fatal Oakland shooting continue, police have asked anyone with information about the shooting to contact the CHP Investigation Tip line at (707) 917-4491.
OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — Police have not made any arrests in the shooting death of a toddler killed by a stray bullet while he was riding in a car on I-880.
The California Highway Patrol said the freeway shooting happened Saturday around 2:10 p.m. The victims were driving south near Filbert Street when their car was suddenly struck.
The toddler, who was just shy of his 2nd birthday, was identified by the family as Jasper Wu. He died from the gunshot wound at the Oakland Children’s Hospital, CHP said.
According to evidence at the scene of the shooting, police do not believe the child or car was targeted.
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A family friend told KRON4 there were three adults and three children in the car, but no one else was struck.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf gave a statement on the tragedy:
“To lose a 23-month-old to gun violence is as heart-wrenching and as sickening as it gets. As a mother and as a mayor, I’m devastated by the totality of human loss and trauma caused by gun violence in our society. As our department assists the California Highway Patrol to investigate this tragedy, and bring the perpetrators to justice, we call on anyone who may have information to share it with CHP investigators immediately.”
MAYOR LIBBY SCHAAF, NOV. 8, 2021
Carl Chan with the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce said a reward is being put together for information on the shooting.
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