Warriors fans killed in shooting after playoff game
Warriors fans killed: Two men in a white Porsche were fatally shot after leaving the Golden State Warriors playoff game. The shooting stranded thousands of Warriors fans when I-880 was shut down.
The shooting occurred shortly after 10:30 p.m. Thursday on northbound Interstate Highway 880. The California Highway Patrol had been diverting traffic after closing the northbound lanes for several hours.
Authorities say a gunman opened fire on a two men driving home on the freeway in downtown Oakland after watching the Golden State Warriors playoff game. (The San Antonio Spurs held off a furious final rally to beat the Golden State Warriors 94-82 in Game 6 on Thursday night and advance to the Western Conference finals.)
Both victims were wearing Warriors gear and had attended the playoff game against the Spurs, Oakland police Officer Johnna Watson told the San Francisco Chronicle. Authorities have not determined a motive, but believe the shooting wasn't random, said California Highway Patrol officer Sam Morgan.
"It appears that this definitely was a targeted event from the way the rounds went into the vehicle," Morgan said. No shots were fired from the Porsche, he said.
No arrests have been made and the cause of the shooting is under investigation. Both deaths have been deemed homicides.