CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (KRON) — Thursday’s shooting on Interstate 80 in Richmond was gang related. The CHP has arrested 3 suspects in connection with the shooting which they call “targeted.”
Two people were shot in the incident at about 3:30 p.m.near San Pablo Avenue.
On Frdiay afternoon the CHP confirmed to KRON4 News that one victim, a 24 year old male from Pinole is in grave condition. The second victim, a 24 year old female is in stable condition.
The male victim was airlifted to a nearby hospital.
The three suspects were taken into custody in Richmond’s Iron Triangle neighborhood, according to CHP Oakland.
Witnesses described the vehicle that appeared to be involved in the shooting as a silver Dodge Charger.
The freeway was shut down until just before 9 p.m. Thursday.
No other information about the shooting was immediately available.
Social media posts showed that traffic on the highway had backed up all the way into El Cerrito and Berkeley.
Traffic was being diverted off of the highway at MacDonald Avenue.
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Eastbound 80 near San Pablo Ave – Freeway Shooting – Expect Delays – PIO Wilkenfeld enroute
— CHP Oakland (@CHPoakland) March 9, 2017
— CHP Oakland (@CHPoakland) March 10, 2017
Freeway Shooting: Eastbound I-80 Between McDonald & San Pablo Exits. 2 people injured. Persons of interest detained pic.twitter.com/Da3aITe3GI
— Haaziq Madyun (@KRON4HMadyun) March 10, 2017