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Alameda County sheriff’s recruit killed in freeway shooting identified

Alameda County sheriff’s officials on Wednesday identified their recruit who was shot and killed late Tuesday afternoon on a freeway in Oakland as 28-year-old David Nguyen of San Francisco.

CHP officers responded at 4:30 p.m. to a vehicle that crashed on westbound Interstate Highway 580 nearing Interstate Highway 80 and the Bay Bridge toll plaza.

A preliminary CHP investigation indicates that following the shooting Nguyen steered his vehicle to the left, hitting the guardrail and causing moderate damage to the vehicle.

CHP officers discovered Nguyen had been shot. He was taken to a hospital where he died, CHP officials said.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Twitter Tuesday night:

In a separate post, sheriff’s officials said:

We are heartbroken and disturbed by this senseless act of gun violence.”

Nguyen is survived by his parents and siblings, Alameda County sheriff’s Lt. Ray Kelly said. Nguyen was a member of the 172nd sheriff’s office academy. Alameda County prosecutors said Nguyen was driving home from training when he was shot.

CHP detectives are leading the investigation into the fatal shooting. Anyone with information about it is asked to please call the CHP Investigation Tip line at (707) 917-4491.

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