CHP Investigates I-8 Shooting

Eastbound I-8 was closed to traffic from from 3:30 to 6:30 a.m.

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    NBC 7's Megan Tevrizian reports from the section of I-8 closed early Monday following a car-to-car shooting. (Published Monday, Jul 8, 2013)

    Investigators walked a stretch of Interstate 8 in Mission Valley Monday looking for evidence in an overnight highway shooting.

    According to California Highway Patrol officers, two people were driving eastbound on I-8 around 2 a.m. when a car pulled up behind them and fired three shots.

    CHP Investigates I-8 Shooting

    [DGO] CHP Investigates I-8 Shooting
    NBC 7's Megan Tevrizian reports from the section of I-8 closed early Monday following a car-to-car shooting. (Published Monday, Jul 8, 2013)

    The driver called 911 after pulling into the center median with a flat right front tire. The 22-year-old woman told 911 dispatcher she was driving her red 2010 Chevy Cobalt near Texas Street when someone opened fire on her and her passenger.

    The vehicle had damage that was consistent with a shooting officers said.

    The passenger, a 27-year-old man, was transferred Scripps Mercy Hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his right arm.

    The stretch of eastbound Interstate 8 from Highway 163 to Texas Street was closed from 3:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. No evidence was found on I-8 said CHP Sgt. Jake Sanchez.

    Officials said they have no suspect description and no vehicle description.

    Investigators say they are processing the victim’s car looking for any evidence that may link to the suspect.

    “At this point there is no evidence of any altercation with the victim or the possible suspects,” said Sanchez. “At this point there is nothing towards any relation to each other.”

    CHP is requesting anyone who has any information on the suspects to contact Investigator K. Jackman at (619) 220-5492.