- Associated Press - Thursday, March 2, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on shots fired at off-duty police officer driving on Northern California freeway (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

Police have arrested three suspects alleged to have participated in the shooting at an off-duty police officer while driving on a Northern California freeway.

The Oakland Police Department announced the arrests Thursday, but didn’t release the suspects’ names. The officer was not injured but the officer’s vehicle was struck by bullets shortly before midnight Wednesday while traveling south on Interstate 880 in Oakland.

A nearby patrol car was able to pursue the shooter’s car immediately after the shooting, but the suspects escaped on foot after ditching their vehicle.

The incident was the third freeway shooting in the region since Saturday. Investigators say they don’t yet know if the shootings are related.

1:20 p.m.

An off-duty police officer was shot at while driving on a San Francisco Bay Area freeway, the third shooting on an area freeway in less than a week.

The latest shooting occurred Wednesday shortly before midnight on southbound Interstate 880 in Oakland.

Authorities say the officer was not injured, but bullet holes were found in his vehicle. The officer’s name was not released and no arrests have been made.

Oakland Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said it’s unclear if the shooter knew the victim was a police officer and whether the incident has any connection to the previous freeway shootings.

Police recovered the crashed car of the suspects in East Oakland.

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest.

On Saturday, a man died in nearby Antioch following a shooting on Highway 4. On Monday, a man driving on Interstate 580 in Pleasanton escaped injury after shots were fired at him following an alleged road rage incident.

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