RICHMOND, Calif. (KTVU & BCN) - A two-year old child was hurt Monday night after being caught in the crossfire of a freeway shooting that injured 2 other people on Interstate 80 in Richmond.
The California Highway Patrol received reports of the shooting just after 7:45pm Monday night, on Interstate 80 near Richmond parkway.
According to officers, a car with two adults and three children inside it was hit by gunfire from another car while on the freeway.
The driver of that car was able to exit the highway and pull into a gas station and call for help.
One of the children, a 2-year-old boy, was injured by flying glass and treated at the scene by paramedics.
No one else in that car was hurt.
Early Tuesday morning, the CHP reported on social media that two other people in another were car were also hurt in the shooting.
Those victims, a teenage woman and a man in his 20’s, were dropped at a local hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.
Investigators believe that those victims were the intended targets of the attack and that the car with the kids inside was just caught in the crossfire.
Monday night’s incident is at least the sixth shooting along that stretch of Interstate 80, between Richmond, Pinole, San Pablo, and Berkeley, in the last three months.
Two people have been killed in these attacks.
“(This latest shooting) will be looked at in the totality of all the other incidents that have happened, but right now, I don't want to draw any conclusions or speculations,” said CHP Sgt. Melissa Kittell.
Investigators also say while they do not know if these cases are related, they do say they are not random.
They are investigating the possibility that at least some of the shootings involved feuding gangs.