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Shooter targeting moving vehicles on La Jolla Parkway

Posted at 4:34 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 21:26:44-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Police are searching for a mystery shooter that appears to using moving vehicles for target practice on a road in La Jolla.

On Thursday just past 10 p.m. on La Jolla Parkway, Judy Chance was in her minivan running errands. It happened about a quarter mile from the fire station.

"Bang, bang, bang, bang. Basically all at once," said Chance.

Her minivan was under attack.

"Enough to caused me to jerk back. When I looked, I saw circles in my windshield, like target practice," said Chance.

On the windshield were at least six circles. Whatever caused them cracked but didn't puncture the glass.

"I was shocked. I was scared but had to regain composure as I was driving," said Chance.

Chance pulled over and called police, feeling frightened, but grateful.

"Luckily I was going slow. I could have gone off the road. Glad my side window was closed," said Chance.

Chance was not the only victim. Just minutes prior, in the same location, a couple driving a Mercedes says they heard a loud blast and saw a flash, before their windshield was pelted with shots. Some eight circles were found on their windshield. Was it a BB or pellet gun? One gun expert told 10news the flash and grouping may point to a shotgun, possibly loaded with birdshot. Chance says there were no vehicles around them, so the shooter may have been standing on the side of the road.

Detectives say they don't have any suspect description. Any witnesses or any additional victims are asked to call San Diego Police at 619-531-2000.