FAIRFIELD, Calif. (KTVU) - The California Highway Patrol is investigating a shooting on Interstate 80 in Fairfield that sent one man to the hospital Saturday morning.
The gunfire was reported on I-80, just east of Travis Boulevard at about 8:45 a.m.
The CHP said someone in a grey SUV fired at a white Toyota Camry, injuring the driver of the Camry. A passenger in the Camry was not hurt.
The driver was taken to the hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators said they were searching for two men last seen going eastbound on 80, in a grey SUV.
There’s no word on a motive for the shooting. The Highway Patrol said it’s too soon to say if the victim was targeted or if the shooting was a random act of violence. But Officer David Harvey with the CHP said there was no apparent threat to the general public.
People who live near the freeway reported hearing loud bangs from the freeway. One woman told KTVU that she figured it was just a truck blowing out a tire.
Lisa Anderson was one of several Fairfield residents who expressed shock about the shooting. “I have a 15 year old son and to think he could be riding with friends and just get shot I mean that’s tragic,” she said.