Freeway shooting shuts down I-8 during morning commute

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A man was wounded by gunfire in Mission Valley early
Monday while riding in a car on Interstate 8.

A 22-year-old motorist made an emergency call about 2 a.m. to report
that her eastbound 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt had been fired on by an unknown
assailant on the freeway, near Texas Street, according to the California
Highway Patrol.

Her front-seat passenger, a 27-year-old San Diego man, suffered a bullet
wound to his right arm, CHP public-affairs Officer Jake Sanchez said. Medics
took him to Scripps Mercy Hospital, where he was treated and released later in
the morning.

The driver, a San Diego woman, was uninjured, though her car had
sustained damage from several gunshots, Sanchez said.

The Highway Patrol closed the eastbound side of the interstate in the
area for about three hours, starting at 3:30 a.m., while searching for
evidence.

It remained unclear this afternoon if the gunfire had emanated from
another vehicle or from the roadside, according to Sanchez.

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