Two men coming from a Golden State Warriors game have been shot on Interstate 880 in Oakland on Thursday, May 16, police reports say.
One of the men incurred fatal wounds in the shooting, while a second one was ejected from the car they were in and he was run over. A van or a box truck hit him causing him fatal wounds, but the driver never pulled over.
According to the Alameda County coroner’s office, the victims have been identified as 30-year-old Christopher Beardon, of Pittsburg and Terrance Marks, 28, of Richmond.
The two men are pictured in a shot they posted on Twitter at the game, which you can see attached to this news article.
CBS San Francisco detailed that they were shot near the Jackson Street exit on the I-880, while they were in a Porsche vehicle.
California Highway Patrol spokesman Sam Morgan reports that they were shot at 10:36 p.m. by a passenger in a dark-colored SUV. They exchanged fire with the gunman, police say.
The shooting took place after the Warriors lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the playoff elimination game on Thursday.
“We don’t know if they were attending the game at the Oracle Arena or if perhaps they were watching the game at a different location and just traveling from point A to point B, we’re still trying to sort that out,” CHP spokesman Sam Morgan says.
The two men had tickets to the game in their possession and they were both wearing gold-colored Warriors t-shirts.
“We have a suspect vehicle that has been preliminarily identified as a dark colored sport utility-style vehicle. We still have several witnesses left to contact about that,” Morgan informs.
The San Francisco Gate writes that the gunmen were after the two victims specifically, firing several times.
“It appears that this definitely was a targeted event from the way the rounds went into the vehicle,” Morgan adds.