CHP Investigates Highway Shooting in Castro Valley

September 17, 2018 Updated: September 17, 2018

Authorities are investigating a shooting and hit-and-run early morning Sept. 17, on a highway in Castro Valley, according to the California Highway Patrol.

No one was injured in the shooting, which happened shortly after midnight on Interstate Highway 238, CHP officials said.

The incident began when a white Ford Taurus station wagon that was driving erratically collided with another car on southbound Highway 238 at Hesperian Boulevard.

The driver of the Ford, which was a late 90s or early 2000s model, followed the victim’s car and then fired four or five shots when the cars were near the 164th Avenue exit on Interstate Highway 580.

Four of those shots hit the victim’s car but no one was injured, CHP Officer Gabriel Walters said.

The victim, the only occupant of the car, pulled over and called 911 at about 12:25 a.m.

The victim apparently didn’t know the suspect, Walters said. Authorities canvassed the freeway and closed the roadway near the Highways 238-580 interchange during the investigation and reopened it at about 5 a.m.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the suspect car should call the CHP at (510) 581-9028.

By Kathleen Kirkwood

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