The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a possible car-to-car shooting in Spring Valley Saturday afternoon that left a car riddled with bullets.
The shooting happened around 5:17 p.m. on Jamacha Road near the 1000 block of Gillespie Drive, SDSO Sergeant Scott Roller said.
When deputies arrived, they found a white Ford Focus on the south shoulder, blocking the intersection. The car had multiple bullet holes on the passenger side doors, fenders and windows.
Witnesses said they heard nine to 11 shots.
Deputies said the driver, the only person inside the car, suffered obvious gunshot wounds and was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Another driver, Danny, was coming home from work when his car was hit.
“Bullet in the door. I was lucky,” he told NBC 7. "Another 10 to 12 inches, It would have hit my chest on the driver's side."
Danny was shocked the shooting happened in broad daylight while kids were out playing.
“I got scared and I looked at my sister and that's the time my dad wanted to go home,” 14-year-old Giselle said. She and her little sister both heard the shooting from a nearby park.
"I was so scared," Danny said. "My skin, my nerves. I was shaking."
The suspect had fled the scene before deputies arrived.
Deputies are investigating the shooting as a possible car-to-car shooting.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 with information to remain anonymous. You may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest.