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CHP: Woman shot while driving on SR-94 near Spring Valley; closure in place

Posted at 9:36 AM, Mar 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-05 18:27:01-05

SPRING VALLEY, Calif. (KGTV) – A portion of the westbound lanes of State Route 94 near Spring Valley will be closed for several hours while the California Highway Patrol investigates a shooting that left a woman injured Saturday morning.

The shooting happened at about 5:40 a.m. A 27-year-old woman was traveling westbound east of Kenwood Drive with two male passengers. An unknown vehicle pulled up behind the woman's white Ford Edge, fired several shots, and struck the woman.

The shots caused the woman to veer to the left and crash into the center medium, CHP said. The unknown vehicle then fled the scene westbound on SR-94.

Following the shooting, the passengers called 911. The woman was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital and is being treated for her injuries.

Tony Velasquez owns a car detailing shop beside the freeway.

"If there was a shooting on the freeway, it's just hard to think about, what went down in reality," Velasquez said.

Velasquez said he's a bit concerned about what the violence will do for his business.

"People kind of get that point of view and say well there's crime in the area and I don't want to go to that area because there are shootings and stuff like that," he said.

However, he said he's had his shop for 22 years and believes it's still a good area with loyal customers.

CHP said SR-94 is expected to be closed for two hours during the investigation. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the CHP El Cajon Area Office at 619-401-2000. The investigation is ongoing.