1 killed in bike gang shooting on 15 Freeway near Corona

EL CERRITO, RIVERSIDE COUNTY (KABC) -- A man was killed in a shooting between rival motorcycle gangs on the I-15 south near Corona on Saturday.

An investigation shut down the freeway near El Cerrito Road overnight. Lanes were reopened Sunday morning.

The California Highway Patrol said the shooting involved members of the Hells Angels and the Mongols.

According to witnesses, an altercation began on the freeway around 6:30 p.m. when members of the gangs possibly flashed their colors to one another. The gunfire erupted, and a motorcycle apparently crashed on the El Cerrito off-ramp.

El Cerrito is an unincorporated part of Riverside County near Corona.

Two men with gunshot wounds were taken to a hospital, where one man died. A third man was treated and released for similar injuries.

Of the victims, two were part of the Mongols gang and residents of Corona, according to a witness.

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