Jan 12, 2016
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Three people were injured, including a 2-year-old who was hit by flying glass, in yet another shooting on Interstate 80 in the East Bay Monday night, authorities said.

The shooting was reported at 7 p.m. on eastbound I-80 near Richmond Parkway, CHP said.

Responding officers found a vehicle had pulled off of the freeway after the shooting. At least one bullet shattered a side window, causing minor injuries to the 2-year-old, CHP said. That vehicle was not believed to be the intended target of the shooting.

Shortly after, a female teenager and man in his 20s — who were believed to have been in a separate vehicle that was targeted by the shooting or shooters — were dropped off at a nearby hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

No arrests have been made and police have yet to identify a suspect.

It was the latest in a series of five shootings on I-80 since November, and authorities are investigating whether any of them are linked.

Last month, a person was shot and injured on I-80 in San Pablo about 3:22 p.m. Before that, three shootings on I-80 in the East Bay included a family of three shot in Berkeley on Nov. 24, the fatal shooting of San Mateo resident Anthonio Ragland in Pinole, and the injury of a man who was shot in San Pablo on Nov. 2.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the CHP at (707) 551-4100.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.