Westbound lanes of SR-94 in the Spring Valley area closed for several hours Saturday after a woman was shot while driving, California Highway Patrol said.
At around 5:40 a.m. a woman, 27, was traveling westbound east of Kenwood Drive with two male passengers when an unknown vehicle pulled behind the woman's white Ford Edge, and a passenger fired several shots at the Ford striking the woman, according to a spokesperson for the CHP El Cajon Area, Officer Travis Garrow.
The shots caused the woman to veer to the left and crash into the center median. The unknown vehicle fled the scene westbound on SR-94, Garrow said.
Following the shooting, the passengers called 911, and the woman was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital with injuries that are considered life-threatening.
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The passengers were not injured in the shooting, Garrow said. There is no information on what led up to the shooting or on a suspect.
By 3 p.m. WB SR-94 reopened lanes to traffic at Sweetwater Springs Blvd.
"There’s a great opportunity for anybody out as far as citizens – any witnesses to come out and contact the California Highway Patrol – specifically the El Cajon office or the Border Division office since we will be investigating this incident," said CHP Sgt. Millan Mateo.
Anyone with information or may have witnessed this incident can contact the CHP El Cajon Area Office at 619-401-2000.
No other information was available.
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