Update 4:55 p.m.: The Sacramento Bee reports that police detained the shooter after 3 p.m.
Update 12:23 p.m.: West Sacramento police tell KQED’s Mina Kim that the Yolo Causeway has reopened. CHP confirms…
CHP confirms to KCBS:Yolo Causeway being re-opened.Traffic still very heavy in the area.bit.ly/kcbslive
— KCBS 740 AM/106.9 FM (@KCBSNews) April 20, 2012
The ongoing hunt for a carjacker, who has reportedly shot at police, has shut down I-80 between Davis and West Sacramento, causing a massive traffic jam. Adding to the misery of trapped motorists, many on their way to Tahoe for the weekend: It’s really hot.
The section of I-80, called the Yolo Causeway, was shut down as of 7:40 a.m. after “officers responded to reports of shots being fired near a business,” according to AP. “A carjacking then occurred around the corner, and police spotted the stolen car and began pursuing it. Police spokesman Sgt. Nathan Steele says a gunman in the car fired at officers before the vehicle crashed.”
Later, the gunman carjacked a pickup truck, hitting the owner on the back of the head. The Sacramento Bee reports that vehicle has now been found.
Update 12:03 p.m.
Here’s a map of the area: