Three shootings within 48 hours along Bay Area highways

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)—Three shootings on Bay Area highways in the last two days.

The latest happened in Richmond just a few hours ago and police are still looking for victims.

On Wednesday night, a shooting happened near Folsom and Fremont in San Francisco.

Police still looking for a suspect in that case.

Just as a driver exited the bay bridge on Wednesday around 10 p.m. another driver rear-ended him.

Once the men pull over, the suspect got out and shots the victim in the groin.

“It’s very possible that this a road rage incident because there was a traffic Collins’s right prior to the shooting,” said San Francisco police Officer Grace Gatpandan.

The victim’s relative then drove him to the hospital.

“It’s unclear whether or not the party’s knew each other or whether or not this was a retaliation event, but San Francisco police is handling the case,” Gatpandan said.

This is just the one of three shooting on Bay Area highways in the last 48 hours.

On Wednesday, just after 3 p.m. a man and woman shot multiple times while driving on eastbound 580.

The driver managed to get off at an exit.

Both victims rushed to the hospital and in stable condition.

Officers have stepped up patrol due to the number of shootings.

“We have all of our officers on extended shifts, we’ve brought every available unit, we’re all working together,” said Oakland police Officer Johnna Watson.

On Thursday just before 3 p.m., another shooting in the area of Interstate Highway 580 in Richmond.

A witness reported the shooting and the CHP closed the Canal Boulevard on-ramp to westbound Highway 580.

Investigators discovered shell casings on the on-ramp, but so far no shooting victims have come forward.

There have been three dozen shootings on Bay Area highways within the last year.

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