23-Month-Old Asian Boy Shot and Killed in Oakland

November 6, 2021

OAKLAND, California—A 23-month-old Fremont boy has died after he was shot inside a vehicle that was traveling on I-880 in Oakland, according to KRON4.

The toddler has been identified as Jasper Wu.

Dispatchers began receiving calls about a shooting on the freeway around 2 p.m. Saturday, November 6. The victims were traveling in a white Lexus sedan heading southbound on the I-880 near Filbert Street when their vehicle was suddenly struck by gunfire, reports KRON4.

A family friend told KRON4, they were headed home from San Francisco to Fremont when the shooting happened. Three adults and three children were in the car, however, Jasper Wu was the only one hit.

Jasper was rushed to Oakland Children’s Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries, according to the CHP.

KRON4 learned Jasper’s mother was driving the car. She’s a single mother and Jasper was her only child.

After reviewing the initial evidence, the CHP believes the victims were not targeted and that Jasper was struck by a stray bullet. It is Oakland, after all.

Feature Screenshot via KRON4

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