A flurry of East Bay freeway shooting incidents since November continued Tuesday night with a person shot on eastbound Interstate Highway 80 in Hercules, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The victim was struck in the leg by gunfire at about 9:15 p.m. just west of state Highway 4.
The shooting shut down two eastbound lanes along with four lanes on Pinole Valley Road.
The suspect vehicle was described as a black Chevrolet El Camino with tinted windows, CHP said.
Roughly 20 shootings have occurred on East Bay highways since November, prompting some jurisdictions to request the installation of security cameras.
In reaction the the shootings, a group of neighbors have come together to demand a concerted response from law enforcement. They suggest that police departments team with CHP to monitor the highways and also want working cameras to monitor the roadways.
“We cannot even feel safe on our own freeways…it’s ridiculous and madness,” Virginia Velasquez told us. “This is going on way too long and it appears that nobody is doing anything serious to circumvent this from continuing to happen.”
Bay City News contributed to this report
Jobs | Jan 9, 2017
The demand for medical assistants in the healthcare field is so high, Kaiser Permanente is offering a 50-percent tuition discount …
Jobs | Jan 26, 2016
Starting Feb. 1, Chevron will begin accepting applications for Operator Trainee positions at the Richmond Refinery, the company announced today. …
Crime | Oct 20, 2015
A 31-year-old Richmond woman was sentenced to 21 years in state prison Tuesday for fatally shooting a 16-year-old ex-boyfriend who …
Crime | Nov 18, 2015
The woman pictured is wanted by police in connection with the violent robbery of an El Cerrito High student on …
Recent News | Feb 7, 2014
Although the US Postal Service says only a small percentage of packages end up lost or delayed at its national …
Crime | Jul 14, 2015
A man was killed and a 17-year-old critically injured after shots rang out at the Monterey Pines Apartments complex in …