(KRON) — Southbound I-880 at Auto Mall Parkway in Fremont has reopened after being shut down Tuesday due to a California Highway Patrol investigation, KRON4 has confirmed. The investigation was related to the fatal shooting of a 5-year-old girl on the 880 on Saturday night.
All southbound lanes are now open. Police shut down the first section of freeway at 10:55 a.m. and moved on to a second location. Residual delays are expected.
A severe traffic alert was in effect earlier, according to the California Highway Patrol. Traffic was being diverted at Fremont Boulevard. Motorists were advised to expect delays and use alternate routes to avoid the area.
Video from a Caltrans camera of the scene showed what appeared to be a line of CHP officers walking down the empty section of freeway looking for clues.
The area of the 880 that was shut down is in the same vicinity as the area where 5-year-old Eliyanah Crisostomo was shot and killed over the weekend. The CHP is investigating the shooting and asking for the public’s assistance.
Eliyanah was with her family on the way to a family dinner in Milpitas when a vehicle pulled up alongside their car and fired several shots. Eliyanah died within seconds of being struck.
“It went from a happy birthday dinner event to their family losing their five-year-old daughter,” said a family friend of Eliyanah’s speaking to KRON4. “Just a simple outing on a Saturday evening like most of us do all the time, and their whole life has now changed.”
No suspects have yet been identified in that shooting, according to the CHP.