2 people in separate cars injured in shootings on 210 Fwy in Rialto

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Two people were in separate vehicles traveling in opposite directions on the 210 Freeway in Rialto when they were shot and wounded by a gunman or gunmen on Tuesday night. (KABC)

Two people were in separate vehicles traveling in opposite directions on the 210 Freeway in Rialto when they were shot and wounded by a gunman or gunmen on Tuesday night.

Authorities said the first incident happened around 6:31 p.m. on the westbound side of the freeway between the Sierra and Adler avenues exit. The passenger in the car was shot in the upper leg. The person was hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect in this shooting was described as a man in his 30s with long brown or blond hair. He had a mustache and goatee and was driving a dark gray or black newer sedan with light tinted windows.

The second shooting happened on the eastbound side near the Cactus Avenue and Ayala Drive exits. The driver sustained a gunshot wound to the lower arm and was hospitalized for the non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was described as a man between 40 to 50 years old with long dark hair up to his shoulders and a goatee. Police said he was driving an early 2000s dark gray sedan.

It was unclear if the same suspect was involved in both shootings, but Rialto police believe it could be one person.

The investigation was ongoing.
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