HERCULES (CBS SF) – A 25-year-old suffered leg wounds late Thursday in the latest shooting on an East Bay freeway.
The California Highway Patrol said the wounded man told them he was driving on Highway 80 just east of Pinole around 10:30 p.m. when he noticed a white sedan pull up alongside him.
He heard gunshots and four bullets ripped into his Nissan. He was stuck twice in the right leg and lost control of his vehicle.
The car careened into the concrete center divider and rolled over several times as the gunman’s vehicle sped away.
The man was transported to John Muir hospital in Walnut Creek where he was treated for his injuries and later released. The freeway was temporarily shut down to collect and process evidence.
The freeway was reopened at 1 a.m.
The investigation is underway and there was no immediate word if the shooting has any association with other recent freeway shootings.
A pregnant mother of four was killed Wednesday in a shooting on Highway 4. Police said the gunman in a white Mercedes had targeted her and her boyfriend.
That gunman also remains at large.
There have been at least three other shootings on Highway 4 since November and 18 or more across various highways in Alameda and Contra Costa counties in a recent flurry of highway violence.
If anyone has information related to Thursday night’s incident or the suspect white sedan involved, please contact Contra Costa CHP at 925-646-4980. Thank you.
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