SAN RAFAEL — Lanes of Interstate 580 in Marin County reopened after the California Highway Patrol issued a Sig-alert as part of an investigation into a possible shooting, authorities said Monday.
Around 5:35 p.m., CHP officers responded to a report of the incident in westbound I-580 lanes at Main Street. En route, officers learned a vehicle’s driver said a person in another vehicle brandished a handgun and fired a shot.
The driver managed to pull off to city streets to wait for police. When officers arrived and looked over the vehicle, they found damage matching a bullet or object strike, and began following up on a vehicle description.
Officers also called for a closure to search for evidence and issued the alert around 6:45 p.m., closing the Main Street exit near San Quentin Prison and diverting westbound Richmond-San Rafael Bridge traffic off I-580 at Main Street toward Francisco Boulevard.
Just before 7 p.m., the alert was updated to say the highway was expected to reopen in 30 minutes. All lanes reopened without incident around 7:25 p.m. and there were no reports of injuries, the CHP said.
Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.
Source: East Bay I-580 lanes in Marin reopen after CHP alert, shooting investigation