CHP says food-truck altercation may have led to Hwy 101 shooting near Healdsburg

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The southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 101 near Healdsburg reopened by 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon after a drive-by shooting left two men injured and prompted the closure of the freeway while police investigated the incident, the California Highway Patrol said.

The two victims were rushed for medical treatment to a local hospital after the incident and are in serious condition.  

According to CHP,  the two victims had stopped at a food truck parked on Lytton Springs Rd. near 101. That's when law enforcement says a verbal altercation happened at the truck, but there were no further details about who was exchanging words. 

The victims were riding south on 101 around 12:10 p.m. in a white Honda and made it about two miles south of the food truck when a vehicle on the left fired several shot into the driver's side, CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.

CHP says the suspect vehicle was an unknown type truck driven by an unknown suspect or suspects. 

The vehicle that was shot at was found on the right shoulder of the highway north of Westside Road, Sloat said.

Healdsburg police, the CHP and the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office have responded to the incident.

CHP investigators are asking any witnesses who may have observed the altercation at the food truck, or the subsequent shooting, to call 1-(800)-TELL-CHP, (1-800-835-5247.)