CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (BCN) - The California Highway Patrol is expected Wednesday to answer questions about the rash of shootings that have occurred on Bay Area highways in recent days, including one reported last night.
At least one person was injured Tuesday night in the latest shooting on Interstate Highway 80, according to the California Highway Patrol, this time in Hercules.
The CHP was scheduled to discuss the freeway shootings at 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
The shooting was reported at 9:16 p.m. on the eastbound side of Highway 80 just west of state Highway 4. Officers arrived on scene and confirmed that a shooting did occur at that location.
According to CHP Golden Gate Division's Facebook page, a victim was struck in the leg by gunfire. The suspect vehicle was described as a black Chevrolet El Camino with tinted windows. CHP Investigators are trying to locate a possible suspect.
Full details about the victim's condition were not immediately available.
A Sig-alert was issued for eastbound Highway 80 at 9:37 p.m. due to police activity, but all lanes were reopened by 1:00a.m.
Tuesday night's shooting is the latest in a series of roughly 20 that have occurred on East Bay highways since November.