Southbound state Highway 85 near Cupertino has reopened Wednesday afternoon after being closed while police investigated a case in which a Marine recruiter was shot at while driving, authorities said.
The shooting occurred on the highway near De Anza Boulevard at about 12:25 p.m.
The vehicle pulled over at a nearby parking lot to allow authorities to inspect it.
Sgt. Robert Durham, a spokesman for the Marine Corps Recruiting Station San Francisco, said the recruiter was shot at while traveling south on the highway.
Durham said the recruiter's government-issued car was struck several times by gunfire, but the recruiter, who was alone in the car, was not hurt.
After the car was hit, the driver continued south for about a mile before pulling over and calling emergency personnel.
A Sig-alert was issued at 2:16 p.m. as authorities collected evidence, and was canceled at 2:57 p.m. when the lanes reopened, according to the CHP.
Deputies said it’s unclear where the shots came from, a static position off the highway, or from another car either driving in the same or opposite direction from the Marine.
The car, with United States government plates, was towed so investigators could seek those answers.
“Some of the things that they are going to look at are they're going to do trajectory, try to get an angle of some of these bullet holes and see what direction they came in to match it up with witnesses,” said Santa Clara County Sheriff Sgt. Jose Cardoza said.
The sheriff's department said it does not believe the driver was targeted because he is a Marine, saying he was wearing a jacket that hid his uniform.
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