Four people were injured, one severely, in a drive-by shooting early Saturday involving a party bus, authorities said.
According to a California Highway Patrol news release, officers at a traffic stop in Oakland were contacted by a bus driver around 2:25 a.m., who reported that his vehicle had been shot at on a freeway.
Investigators found that couples aboard the bus were traveling from San Francisco on a transition road from Interstate 80 to Interstate 880. The bus was east of the Bay Bridge when a suspect vehicle pulled alongside it and opened fire, according to CHP.
A victim with critical injuries was transported to a local trauma center and said to be in stable condition by 8:30 a.m. Three others suffered minor injuries, the CHP said.
CHP officers investigating the incident found, however, that none of the bus’ occupants were willing to provide a statement or describe the suspect vehicle. The news release described several passengers as “combative” and said that one woman attacked an officer trying to interview her.
An injured occupant became involved in an altercation with emergency medical personnel and forced her way out of an ambulance in which she was being transported to a hospital, the CHP said.
According to investigators, two gunmen were aboard the suspect vehicle, which has been described as a red SUV.
The I-880 transition road was closed between roughly 2:45 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. during the investigation, the CHP said.
People with information about the incident are asked to call the CHP’s non-emergency line at 707-551-4100 or the Investigative Services Unit at 510-622-4609. Witnesses who wish to remain anonymous may do so.