SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) - The California Highway Patrol is investigating two more Bay Area freeway shootings, bringing the total to five in the last four days, including two people who have died in these seemingly unrelated acts of violence.
The most recent shootings happened Tuesday evening on Interstate Highway 680, near the King Street Exit in San Jose. Shot were fired from a car and the bullet went in through the left rear window of another car, where a 12-year-old girl was in the seat. She suffered cuts from broken glass, the CHP said. The other shooting happened at the junction of Highway 85 and Highway 17 in Los Gatos. No one was hurt in that incident. So far, the CHP has not released information about possible suspects.
On Saturday, a man died after being shot on Interstate 80 near the 505 split in Vacaville.
On Sunday night, two people were shot inside the Caldecott Tunnel in Oakland. They are recovering from their injuries.
On Monday night, a Milpitas man was shot and killed on I-680 in the South Bay.
The CHP said the shootings don’t appear to be linked, and suspects are at large in all of the cases.
“We don't have any information right now that suggests the general public should be concerned or is at an elevated level of risk while driving on the freeway,” said CHP Officer Ross Lee.
The number of freeway shootings has increased in recent years, according to the CHP. Since 2015, the CHP has investigated at least 190 Bay Area freeway shootings since November 2015. Of those, 11 people were killed.