OCEANSIDE, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol is investigating a shooting that injured two women on Interstate 5 in Oceanside.
According to the CHP, a Mazda was traveling northbound on I-5 just south of Mission Avenue in the slow lane when someone shot at the car at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
CHP Officer Chris Parent told 10News the shotgun blast came from a very close range to the freeway. The blast shattered the Mazda's passenger window, injuring both women in the car.
Parent said the two women, who are both in their 20s, were from Irvine and were headed back home to Orange County from San Diego.
The driver got off the freeway at the Mission Avenue exit and pulled into a nearby Mobil station to report the shooting.
A good Samaritan who was at the gas station where the young women stopped to get help spoke with 10News' media partner San Diego 6.
"They had glass sprayed from the ricochet from blowing the passenger window out," said the man, who did not want to be identified. "It blew the whole window out and put a dent in the frame."
He added, "They were young girls in their early 20s. They just wanted help because were bleeding a lot, had cuts from flying glass."
He said the victims told him they did not see any other cars on the freeway and were fired at randomly.
"It came out of the bushes … that's what they said," he said.
He added, "Missed the girl's head by about 2 inches," he said. "She is so lucky it was real close it bounced from the door frame."
No description of the shooter was immediately available and no arrests have been made in the case.