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Manhunt closes busy Northern California freeway

Authorities shut down Interstate 80 near Sacramento in search for carjacking, shooting suspect By The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ' Authorities shut down a busy Northern California freeway for several hours Friday, disrupting the morning commute as police search for a man suspected of opening fire at a commercial trucking business and crashing a stolen getaway vehicle on the freeway.

No one was injured in the shooting or crash but police kept closed a stretch of Interstate 80 that runs between San Francisco and Sacramento, bringing traffic to a standstill. Police were searching for the gunman in marshland off the freeway between the cities of Davis and West Sacramento.

"Until we can take the suspect into custody, our concern is the overwhelming safety of the public," West Sacramento police spokesman Sgt. Nathan Steele said. "We understand it's an inconvenience."

The incident began around 6 a.m. when officers responded to reports of shots being fired near a commercial trucking business in the 400th block of Harbor Boulevard in West Sacramento, Steele said. A carjacking then occurred around the corner, and police spotted the stolen car and began pursuing it.

Steele said the gunman fired shots at police before crashing the car into the freeway median.

The so-called Yolo Causeway remained closed westbound at Enterprise Avenue and eastbound in Davis as of 7:40 a.m. Friday.

Police described the man as wearing a long trench coat-style jacket.

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