May 23, 2016

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.


  1. Southside hum

    sage | May 28th, 2016
  2. This is bull$hit like there’s not a lick of evidence of the know area!

    sage | May 28th, 2016
  3. All of sudden you’re not safe while commuting! Highway patrol?

    sage | May 28th, 2016

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