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Freeway Shooting, Fiery Crash Create Traffic Hell, Frayed Nerves in Richmond

RICHMOND (CBS SF) -- Police and California Highway Patrol officers in Richmond are investigating a freeway shooting that happened Friday afternoon on Interstate 80, closing two eastbound lanes for over 90 minutes.

The lane closures caused a significant traffic backup on I-80.

One of the vehicles involved then drove to the Kaiser hospital in Richmond.

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Richmond freeway shooting investigation second scene near hospital (CBS)

At the crash scene near Kaiser, a mangled silver sedan was towed away from the sidewalk on MacDonald Avenue after slamming into a lamppost. A black Toyota was also damaged in the crash.

It was unclear as to which car was involved in the shooting.

While police confirmed that there were injuries in connection with both the shooting and the crash, no details have been provided regarding how many people were hurt or their condition.

CHP and Richmond police are investigating the incident.

Mary Green, of Richmond, told KPIX, "2020 has been a mess. 2020 since the pandemic has been a mess."

Richmond residents are tired of seeing the senseless violence in their community.

"It's almost in the same area where we had the shooting not too long ago. A couple of blocks from here," said La'Tanya Dandie, a candidate for the Richmond city council.

© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. KPIX 5's Andrea Nakano contributed to this report

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