SAN PABLO, Calif. (KGO) -- 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.
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.