A motorcyclist was fatally shot and a second rider was wounded on the 210 Freeway in San Bernardino, prompting officials to close the eastbound lanes Friday morning.
A rider was reported down in lanes on the 210 near the 215 Freeway interchange just before 4 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log.
CHP officers and paramedics arrived within minutes and found two men down with gunshot wounds, San Bernardino Police Department Lt. Mike Madden said.
Video from the scene showed two motorcycles stopped on the freeway as authorities investigated the scene.
A third motorcyclist, identified only as a woman, was with the group at the time of the incident, Madden said.
One of the men, later identified as 44-year-old Shawn Fowler, of Utah, died at the scene.
The second rider had a wound to his upper shoulder and was transported in critical condition.
The motorcyclists were stopped in the center median area due to mechanical problems with one of the bikes when the shooting occurred.
A woman who was also at the scene was identified as Fowler's wife, who had been riding with him before they pulled over.
Madden said she was talking to authorities.
Investigators do not know where the shots came from and no motive for the shooting was released.
“Whether there’s involvement with any kind of motorcycle clubs or outlaw gangs – that’s unknown at this time,” Madden said.
Investigators later found an insignia of an outlaw motorcycle club but were still working to confirm any kind of affiliation.
Police had no one in custody and no suspect descriptions.
A SigAlert was issued about 4:30 a.m. for the eastbound lanes of 210 Freeway. Authorities hoped to have the lanes reopened about 10:30 a.m.
KTLA's Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report.