Man shot, wounded on I-80 runs into San Pablo Denny's

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An SUV was shot at and a man was shot and wounded. He ran to a nearby Denny's where police officers were able to help him. (Photo courtesy Juan Orellana)

A man was shot and wounded while in a black SUV driving westbound on Interstate 80 in San Pablo. The vehicle was riddled with bullets by a passing car and pulled over to the side of the freeway.

The CHP closed westbound I-80 for at least an hour during the evening commute Thursday, to investigate the shooting, which happened near the San Pablo Dam Road exit. The off-ramp was then closed for a while as well so officers could continue to look for evidence of the incident. Authorities focused on the highway, as well as a restaurant, just off the freeway.

After getting shot, police say the shooting victim made his way into a nearby Denny's restaurant around 3:30 p.m. Cellphone video given to ABC7 News shows two police officers trying to help him before he was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The victim was shot in the bicep and was bleeding in the lobby of the restaurant. A Denny's employee says he was sweating and close to tears.

Another person in the victim's car ran from the scene.

The CHP has no description of the suspect vehicle.

READ MORE: San Pablo police investigate shooting on WB I-80

This is the third shooting incident that has happened in that same area. On Nov. 2 a man was shot and wounded while driving down the same stretch of I-80. Then about a week later on Dec. 11, another man was shot and killed and his female passenger was shot and wounded.

There are a lot of similarities in these cases, but the CHP says it has no evidence to connect these three shootings and don't believe they are random incidents.

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