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Man shot to death at homeless camp underneath Oakland freeway

Man shot to death at homeless camp underneath Oakland freeway

OAKLAND — A man was shot to death early Thursday at a homeless encampment underneath an Oakland freeway, authorities said.

Authorities have not yet released the man’s name.

The fatal shooting, which is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol, happened about 2:45 a.m. Thursday at an encampment on state property underneath Interstate 580 near the 3400 block of Telegraph Avenue.

The man was pronounced dead at the camp.

Oakland police initially responded to the shooting but the CHP later took over the investigation.

Authorities have not said if the man lived at the camp or was visiting someone there.

A motive for the killing is under investigation and no arrests have been made, the CHP said.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call the CHP tip line at 707-917-4491.