​Warriors Fans Killed After Golden State Playoff Game

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May 18, 2013
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Two Golden State Warriors fans were killed after they were fatally shot while leaving a playoff game, which left thousands of people stranded because a major interstate 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.

The Oakland Tribune reports one of the men was hit by a van after he was ejected from the white 2010 Porsche Panamera when the car hit the center divider.

No arrests have been made and the cause of the shooting is under investigation.