Jasper Wu was sitting in the backseat of his mother's car

Fake GoFundMe pages have been created after a 23-month-old Asian American was shot and killed by a stray bullet on a highway in Oakland.

Jasper Wu was sitting in the backseat of his mother’s car on Saturday afternoon when he was struck by a stray bullet on Interstate 880 in Oakland.

It is believed the family was caught in the crossfire between gang members heading northbound. The Wu family were heading southbound.

Wu was asleep in his mother’s white Lexus when he was struck by the bullet.

“We heard it was a shooting, an hour later we heard a child was involved it’s just heartbreaking,” said Mike, a motorist.

The young boy was immediately rushed to Oakland Children’s Hospital where he was treated for a head wound but sadly died from his injuries.

Family neighbour Lucy Tovar said hearing the news was “just so devastating, so sad.”

“I just can’t believe it. I see the family in front of the house with kids and their mom,” said Tovar.’

Oakland City Council member Noel Gallo deplored gang activity in the area.

“The reality is, this is insanity. I see it everyday, gang activity has risen, especially when it comes to little ones, someone’s family member, it’s unacceptable,” said Gallo.

Local police and the family are seeking the public’s help to identify those involved in the gunfight.

According to reporter Dion Lim, a couple of fake GoFundMe pages were created for the family. The real page here has raised over $34,000 at the time of writing.