Two Warriors fans were killed Thursday in a shooting that took place on a crowded freeway after the team’s playoff game let out.
Police described the incident as a shootout between two cars of people. The shooting left two men in a Porsche dead, the driver who was shot dead and a passenger who was killed as he left the car on Interstate 880 in Oakland.
There were conflicting reports about exactly how the passenger died. NBC Bay Area noted that he staggered out of the car and was struck by another car, but the San Francisco Chronicle said he was ejected when the car struck the median.
The men were wearing Warriors clothing and in the car police found playoff tickets to Thursday’s game, which saw the Warriors eliminated by the San Antonio Spurs.
Police think the men killed in the Porsche were shooting at people in another car, which has not yet been found by police. Witnesses said they saw a dark-colored SUV at the scene.
Police are looking for more help for information about how the Warriors fans were killed. They are asking witnesses to come forward and looking for surveillance video from the team’s arena to find more information about the killers.
Many potential witnesses drove by the scene, police noted.
“We were about 10 cars back when traffic just came to a stop,” said Andy Anderson, who was leaving the game. “We looked over, and there was a body in front of a white car on the freeway.”
After the Warriors fans were killed, police shut down the freeway for hours as they searched for shell casings and other evidence. It caused major traffic delays as the crowd filtering out of the Warriors game had to be diverted. They finally re-opened the highway at 2:30 am on Friday, about four hours after the game ended.