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Road Rage Leads To 3rd Freeway Shooting In Recent Days, Police Say

Matt Bigler
March 19, 2019 - 5:38 am

A driver allegedly shot at another motorist for honking in a road-rage inicdent on I-80 in Richmond on Monday. 

The shooter fired one bullet into the passenger side of the car, but didn't injure anyone before driving off, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

The shooter had cut off the other the driver on the freeway near Macdonald Avenue around 10 a.m., police said. 

The altercation did not appear connected to two other recent freeway shootings in the East Bay, the highway patrol said. 

A 25-year-old woman from Antioch died on Saturday after being shot while driving on Highway 4 in Concord. The CHP has said that the killing of Destinee Shaharisha-Jenae Hillery was related to gang activity. 

On Sunday, a woman riding as a passenger on I-580 near Livermore was struck in the leg during another apparent road-rage incident. 

There have been 185 freeway shootings investigated by the CHP's Golden Gate division since 2015, causing 65 injuries and nine deaths, the East Bay Times reported.