SAN FRANCISCO—Two people were injured in two separate freeway shootings that occurred within two hours of each other on Tuesday, May 12. The first shooting happened on northbound Highway 85, near Los Gatos, and involved a Chevrolet SUV and a grey Pontiac car. The California Highway Patrol reported that the first shooting occurred just after 1 p.m. It appears to have been a road-rage incident that escalated between two drivers.
According to the CHP, both drivers pulled over, exited their vehicles and started an argument. The driver of the Pontiac pulled out a firearm and shot the driver of the Chevrolet in the leg.
The driver of the Pontiac fled the scene, and the victim drove himself to a nearby hospital. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male who was wearing a face mask.
The second shooting happened just before 3 p.m. and was reported on northbound Interstate 880 in Oakland. The CHP reported that the victim is a 17 year-old who was driving a silver dodge. He suffered three moderate gunshot wounds during a drive-by shooting and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
“This shooting appears to have been targeted,” the California Highway Patrol stated.
No arrests have been made yet in either case. The CHP is still investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the CHP Investigative Tip-line at 707-917-4491.