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Road rage gunman opens fire on SUV in City Heights

Posted at 5:39 AM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 10:51:06-04
SAN DIEGO – Authorities are searching for the occupants of a car that fired at an SUV during a road rage incident on Interstate 805 in the City Heights area late Monday night. 
 
The shooting took place at around 10:30 p.m. on northbound I-805 near Home Avenue. The driver of the SUV told California Highway Patrol that the incident was prompted when he honked at a dark-colored hatchback carrying three men due to a lane dispute. 
 
According to CHP, the hatchback began following the SUV and then pulled up alongside it. The SUV’s driver then noticed a red laser emitting from a gun, as a passenger in the hatchback opened fire on his vehicle. One bullet struck the driver’s side as the suspect car then sped away. 
 
The driver pulled into a church parking lot off Murray Ridge Road and called 911. He was not injured. 
 
CHP is investigating. There was no immediate description of the suspects.