The Bay Bridge Eastbound level is backed up and after a shooting between two men that reportedly happened at 2:30 AM PST this Monday, August 6th. The San Francisco Bay Area’s becoming a dangerous place. This blogger can’t help but wonder if the violence and increase in hate crimes is due to the higher-than-ever housing costs, leading to homelessness?
Folks stuck on the EB side of the Bay Bridge hooping out of their cars as traffic comes to a standstill following a deadly shooting near Treasure Island exit. We’re live at 630am with the latest from the scene @nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/N60D35h4Bi
— Pete Suratos (@PeteSuratosTV) August 6, 2018
— Faythe_Rullan (@FaytheRullan) August 6, 2018
Whatever the cause, according to reports from the California Highway Patrol’s Officer Bert Diaz, one person died as a result of the shooting. three vehicles were traveling on eastbound Interstate Highway 80 around 2:23 a.m. The two men who were shot were riding in an SUV in the No. 5 lane (to the extreme right on the deck), the California Highway Patrol said, when an unknown vehicle pulled alongside in an unknown lane and shot at the SUV, causing it to collide with a sedan traveling in the No. 3 lane, which is in the middle of the lower eastbound deck of the Bay Bridge.
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) August 6, 2018
California Highway Patrol reports that the driver of the SUV, said to be an African American man, was pronounced dead at the scene, while two other passengers in the vehicle, an African American man and a caucasian man, were taken to San Francisco General Hospital, after suffering unknown injuries.
WB Bay Bridge remains backed up east of the maze on all 3 approaches. Slows again from the tunnel out to Fremont St. Lower deck EB has recovered.
— KCBS Radio – The Traffic Leader (@KCBSAMFMTraffic) August 6, 2018