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Two injured in East Bay highway shooting

Two people were shot Sunday night on a southbound Interstate Highway 880 off-ramp in Hayward, marking another in a series of freeway shootings in the East Bay since November 2015.

Just after 9 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers were told of some shots being fired on the Winton Avenue off-ramp from Highway 880, according to the CHP.

Officers found that a Toyota Tacoma was exiting Highway 880 on the eastbound Winton Avenue off-ramp when a vehicle pulled up next to the Toyota and fired a gun at the people inside.

Bullets hit the legs of two of the three people in the truck.

Following the shooting, the Toyota veered off the off-ramp and into an area south of it. The occupants of the Toyota appear to have been targeted, CHP officials said.

CHP Officer Jonathan Fransen said:

“This does not appear to be a random freeway shooting, … The victims in this shooting appear to have been targeted in a gang-related attack.”

But Fransen also said that it’s too early in the investigation to tell whether the shooting is related to other recent East Bay freeway shootings.

CHP officials said in March that there had been 111 highway shootings in the Bay Area since the start of 2015.


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