The California Highway Patrol is investigating a shooting that occurred on Interstate 80 in Richmond late Monday that injured three victims, including a 2-year-old boy who was riding in the family car.
The family was not the intended target, according to CHP.
The shooting happened around 7:45 p.m. on the eastbound side of the freeway, according to CHP Office Sean Wilkenfeld. A family of five, two adults and three kids, were traveling on the freeway when someone shot at their car, according to the CHP. The family pulled over to a nearby gas station and called for help.
Police said the bullet went through a window, but did not hit anyone in the car. A 2-year-old in the backseat suffered scratches from broken glass, Wilkenfeld said, and was treated at the scene.
Some time later, Wilkenfeld said a female teenager and a man in his 20s, both of whom were shot, were dropped off at a local hospital. Wilkenfeld said those two seemed to also be victims of the same shooting. "At this time we do not believe this was a random act of violence," Wilkenfeld said. "We believe those two additional victims who were dropped off at the hospital were targeted and the original victim vehicle...was an innocent passing motorist struck by a stay bullet."
A suspect description was not immediately available.
CHP Officer Daniel Hill confirmed Tuesday afternoon that investigators are looking into possible connections between Monday's incident and four other shootings along Highway 80 in the East Bay that started in early November.
Investigators are asking witnesses to contact Richmond police with any additional information.
Bay City News contributed to this report.