CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) — Chula Vista police say they are searching for a suspect after a man was shot during a possible road rage incident near the Eastlake Terraces shopping mall Wednesday morning.
According to the Chula Vista Police Department, the shooting happened around 10 a.m. at the intersection of Olympic Parkway and Town Center Drive.
CVPD says they believe two cars stopped next to each other at the intersection before a 34-year-old Chula Vista man and another man got out of their cars to physically fight.
During the altercation, police say the gunman shot the Chula Vista man and fled the scene. The suspect’s car was last seen going eastbound on Olympic Parkway.
The victim got back into his car and drove while calling 9-1-1 before stopping and waiting for first responders. The victim was eventually taken to a local hospital and he is expected to survive his injuries.
Officers say they are not sure of the relationship between the two men. The suspect is still outstanding and was last seen wearing dark clothing. Authorities are also not sure what kind of car the suspect drove.
The eastbound lane of Highway 125 was shut down as a result of the incident. The shooting is under investigation and police say no threats exist to the community at this time.
The shooting investigation is ongoing and detectives are actively seeking any additional information or witnesses. Anyone with information, photos, or video that would assist in the investigation is asked to contact the Chula Vista Police Department at (619) 691-5151.
They can also contact San Diego County Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 or submit an anonymous tip via P3tips (online or mobile application) http://p3tips.com/409. Media may direct inquiries to PIO Sgt. Anthony Molina at (619) 691-5111, or firstname.lastname@example.org.