A driver exiting state Route 125 in Santee Monday morning was shot in the neck when someone in an approaching SUV opened fire on the freeway, officials confirmed.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said the shots were fired just before 8 a.m. at the end of SR-125 at Mission Gorge Road. As the victim – a 28-year-old man – was getting off the freeway, SDSO said a black SUV began driving parallel to the victim’s car.
Then came the gunfire.
The SDSO said an occupant inside the SUV fire several shots in the direction of the victim’s car, hitting him. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the neck. He was taken to a local hospital and later released.
No one else was hurt.
As of 2 p.m., SDSO said the shooter remained at large.
Detective Tyler Norby told NBC 7 the investigation is ongoing. At this time, the motive for the shooting is unknown.
Anyone with information on this case can reach out to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.