1 injured in I-80 freeway shooting in Pinole

- A shooting briefly shut down all lanes of westbound Interstate Highway 80 in Pinole Sunday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP officials said around 9:30 p.m. an altercation took place on I-80 near Appian Way that shut down all lanes of traffic for about an hour.

During the altercation, police said an unknown suspect vehicle fired a number of shots at another vehicle on Interstate 80 westbound in Pinole. During this incident, a black male adult approximately 30 years of age from Vallejo was struck in his torso. 

The wound was life-threatening according to CHP, but he is expected to recover at this time. 

According to the CHP, the suspect vehicle did not remain at the scene, and the victim vehicle drove to a local hospital where the gunshot wound victim was treated.

An uninvolved third party was stopped on the right shoulder of I-80 at the same location of the incident, and was struck by at least one gunshot, however according to CHP officials no one from the vehicle sustained any injuries.

There is currently no description of the suspect vehicle and no details are being released regarding the victim, according to the CHP.

This incident is considered active and an ongoing investigation is being conducted.

CHP put out a press release stressing that the series of I-80 shooting incidents are not random acts of violence and that there is "very little danger to the motoring public." 

Here's more from the CHP release: 

Over 70,000,000 vehicles travel through the Interstate 80 corridor per year at this location. Though the number of shooting incidents in this area in recent months appears alarming, in reality less than 0.00001 % of vehicles which travel through this corridor have been affected. In each case, the CHP believes the victims were specifically targeted by the suspect. Rest assured, the CHP’s investigators are working closely with our allied agency partners to identify the suspects and put these incidents to an end.

Anyone with information pertinent to the incident can contact the California Highway Patrol at (800) 835-5247.

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