A shooting on Interstate 580 in Richmond on Sunday stemmed from a road rage incident that began on Interstate 80 in Emeryville, the California Highway Patrol said Monday.
No one was injured in the shooting, which occurred at 5:48 p.m. and led to a temporary closure of the westbound lanes of the highway, CHP said.
The incident unfolded on I-80 when the two drivers got into an argument that persisted into Richmond. They cut each other off and brake-checked each other until I-580 approaching Regatta Boulevard.
Finally at 5:48 p.m., when the two vehicles were alongside each other and their occupants yelling, one of the suspects pointed a pistol and fired three shots at the other driver’s car. No one was struck by the bullets.
The shooter exited the highway at Regatta, crashed into a signpost and left behind the front bumper of his car. That allowed investigators to determine he was driving a 2005 Volvo S60 sedan with California license plate No. 7ENK356.
The shooter was described as a black man in his 20s with a shaved head wearing a white T-shirt, CHP said.
Anyone with information about the shooting has been asked to call CHP at (800) TELL-CHP.