Gene Ransom dead – after being shot while driving on Interstate 880 in Oakland

Golden Bear Sports Hall of Famer GENE Ransom was shot and killed while driving on Interstate 880 in Oakland, California.

Ransom has been a point guard for the UC Berkeley men’s basketball team for many years. Ransom playing for the Golden Bears in the late 1970s. California Highway Patrol officers responded to a crash on I-880 at about 5:15 p.m. local time Friday, according to KPIX.

Upon arrival, they found a victim who had been shot. A family member confirmed Ransom’s death to KPIX on Saturday. Investigation is ongoing.

A victim has been identified in the fatal shooting Friday that closed northbound Interstate 880 in Oakland.

Multiple sources, including friends of the victim, told ABC7 News that Auckland’s Gene Ransom was the driver who was shot while driving on the motorway.

Police initially responded to a crash north of Oak Street yesterday. Authorities later discovered that the victim had also been shot. Ransom died on the spot.

Ransom plays for U.C., sources said. According to the university’s website, the Berkeley basketball team was in the 1970s and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

In a statement to ABC7 News, UC Berkeley released a statement regarding Ransom’s death.

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