Suspects held in Richmond freeway shooting


Police have detained three possible suspects in a shooting on Interstate Highway 80 that sent at least one victim to the hospital and has closed all eastbound lanes in Richmond Thursday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Just before 4 p.m., the CHP announced via its Twitter account that there had been a shooting on the highway near San Pablo Avenue.

Shortly after, investigators closed all the eastbound lanes of the highway to search for evidence.

At least one person was airlifted to the hospital and another was injured in the shooting, according to the CHP.

Witnesses had described the vehicle that appeared to be involved in the shooting and Richmond officers detained the possible suspects a little after 4 p.m. in the city’s Iron Triangle neighborhood, according to police spokesman Lt. Felix Tan.

The shooting appears to be a “targeted” attack, according to the CHP.

No time was given for when the lanes might reopen and social media posts show that traffic has backed up all the way into El Cerrito and Berkeley.


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