California Highway Patrol investigators swept Interstate 8 Friday afternoon for evidence of a car-to-car road rage shooting that left a man hospitalized Friday afternoon.
Westbound traffic on I-8 was closed for a short time, but three left lanes were later reopened.
The shooting was reported just after noon. 15 on westbound I-8 near Mission Center Drive, according to CHP.
A dark-colored Volkswagen Beetle with a California plate pulled up next to a black Jeep Wrangler and opened fire, according to CHP Officer Salvador Castro. The Jeep driver was hit at least once, then drove to a nearby Target store, waiting for police and doctors inside, Castro said.
San Diego Fire-Rescue doctors took the victim to Mercy Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Castro.
Castro said the CHP is investigating the shooting as a possible incident in traffic. The suspect is excellent and investigators do not have a description. There were several passengers in the Volkswagen, according to Castro.
The Mission Center Drive off ramp is closed while the CHP investigates the shooting. Follow live traffic updates here.
NBC 7 cameras saw the victim’s Jeep in the Target parking lot with broken windows and other damage. There was also a bloody cloth or piece of clothing lying on the ground near the driver’s door.
Castro asked anyone with information about the incident to report it to the CHP at (858) 293-6000.
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