RICHMOND (CBS SF) — Police in Richmond have detained three people in connection with a freeway shooting on eastbound I-80 that left two injured — with one victim in critical condition — on Thursday afternoon.

The shooting was first reported at about 3:41 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-80 at the San Pablo Avenue exit, according to authorities. Traffic in the eastbound direction was stopped for nearly five hours during an investigation with lanes being reopened shortly before 9 p.m.

Witnesses told police people in a silver Dodge Charger opened fire on a couple in a minivan. A man in the minivan was shot five times, with bullets striking him in his head and chest. A woman in the van was shot in her hand.

One of the victims was airlifted to John Muir Hospital. Authorities confirmed that this appeared to be a targeted shooting.

The investigation forced closure of all eastbound lanes of I-80 for almost five hours and traffic was at a standstill from the San Pablo exit to the Bay Bridge.

The incident was the fourth shooting on a Bay Area freeway in the last two weeks.

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  1. This is a prime example of what happens when you have a city primarily over-run by the low-income, low intelligence blacks that infest so many of our once great cities.

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