Westbound I-8 Closed at I-805 While CHP Investigates Car-to-Car Road Rage Shooting – NBC 7 San Diego

The California Highway Patrol investigators swept Interstate 8 Friday afternoon for evidence of a car-to-car road rage shooting that left one man hospitalized Friday afternoon.

Westbound traffic on I-8 was closed for a short time, but three left lanes were later reopened.

The shooting was reported just after 3 p.m. on westbound I-8 near Mission Center Drive, according to the CHP.

A dark-colored Volkswagen Beetle with a California plate pulled up next to a black Jeep Wrangler and opened fire, according to CHP Officer Salvador Castro. The Jeep driver was hit at least once, then drove to a nearby Target store and waited for police and medics inside, Castro said.

San Diego Fire-Rescue medics took the victim to Mercy Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Castro.

Castro said the CHP is investigating the shooting as a possible road-rage incident. The suspect is outstanding and investigators don’t have a description. There were multiple passengers in the Volkswagen, according to Castro.

The Mission Center Drive off-ramp is closed while the CHP investigates the shooting. Follow live traffic updates here.

NBC 7 cameras saw the victim’s Jeep in the Target parking lot with broken windows and other damage. There was also a bloody rag or piece of clothing on the ground near the driver’s door.

Castro asked anyone with information about the incident to report it to the CHP at (858) 293-6000.

Check back for updates on the developing story.

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