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2 people injured in shootings on San Diego freeways

Posted at 6:13 AM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-31 20:22:18-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Authorities are investigating two shootings on San Diego freeways early Tuesday morning that sent two drivers to the hospital.

At around 2:15 a.m., a woman was traveling northbound on Interstate 805 near Imperial Avenue when she was shot in the neck. The woman was able to pull over and call 911, and responding paramedics rushed her to an area hospital.

About 10 minutes later, California Highway Patrol officers responded to a reported shooting on eastbound state Route 94, near College Grove Way.

In the second shooting, CHP officials said a man driving his white SUV was struck multiple times by gunfire. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The man told ABC 10News that he was leaving work at the downtown San Diego jail, where he's a nurse. As he was driving on SR-94 near College Grove, he said a car came up beside him and didn't seem to move. He tried to go into another lane, and suddenly he felt a burning sensation, he said.

The man was shot twice in the buttocks but told ABC 10News that he will be okay.

The condition of the first victim was unknown as of 6 a.m. Both victims are expected to recover.

According to CHP officials, a black sedan -- possibly a Nissan Altima -- was seen speeding away from each incident.

Investigators believe the sedan pulled up next to the driver in each incident and someone inside opened fire.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the shootings is asked to contact CHP at 619-302-4485 or 619-572-6953.