A driver was killed on the Bay Bridge early Monday morning when a shooting prompted his vehicle to swerve into another lane of traffic and collide with a sedan, according to authorities.
The shooting gridlocked traffic on the bridge for hours as the California Highway Patrol investigated the scene on the eastbound span before Yerba Buena Island. The CHP responded to the collision and shooting just before 2:30 a.m.
As of 6:30 a.m., all lanes of traffic had reopened on the bridge.
Borer said the man was driving an SUV in the far-right lane when shots rang out. The driver of a sedan two lanes over heard about five gunshots before the SUV swerved into his lane and collided with his sedan.
A third vehicle involved in the incident drove away from the scene. The CHP has not released a description of that vehicle.
Borer said two passengers in the SUV were also injured and taken to local hospitals for treatment.
Officer Bert Diaz, another CHP spokesperson, said the driver and one of the passengers were shot. It’s unclear what injuries the other passenger sustained.
The driver of the sedan was not injured.
Borer said CHP is handling the investigation.
The Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet released the identity of the victim.
The shooting marked the 27th homicide of the year in San Francisco.
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Bay City News contributed to this report.
This story has been updated with additional information.