CASTRO VALLEY -- Four men were arrested in connection with a Thursday evening shooting on westbound Interstate 580, an incident that prompted a temporary shutdown of the highway and backed up rush-hour traffic for miles.

The shooting occurred around 5 p.m. Thursday between Highway 238 and the 164th Avenue exit when a man in a silver Chevy took out a gun and started firing at a driver in the next lane.

The incident appears to be related to road rage and left bullet holes in the victim's front windshield, hood and grill and struck a nearby home, according to television station KTVU. No injuries were reported.

CHP investigators shut down a portion of the freeway to conduct the investigation, eventually recovering one stray bullet.

Some time later, the Alameda County Sheriff's deputies pulled over a vehicle, found a stolen gun on the driver and traced the suspects to the earlier incident. The suspects' names have not been released due to the ongoing investigation.

Contact Karina Ioffee at 650-576-9626. Follow her at Twitter.com/kioffee.



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