Two shot while driving on Interstate 8 freeway in El Cajon

August 27, 2019

EL CAJON – A 30-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were hospitalized today with gunshot wounds to their legs after their car was struck by gunfire on Interstate 8 in El Cajon.

California Highway Patrol officers were investigating the circumstances leading up to the shooting, which occurred on the eastbound side of the freeway near state Route 125 around 9:30 p.m. Monday, including whether the victims were specifically targeted, CHP said.

The man and the woman, who were in a Nissan Sentra, exited the freeway at El Cajon Boulevard and pulled over at a gas station near the intersection of El Cajon Boulevard and West Washington Avenue.

Paramedics took the victims to Sharp Memorial Hospital in Hillcrest.

Both victims were treated for gunshot wounds to their lower extremities, police said, adding that they were both in stable condition.

A description of the shooter was not released, but the suspect vehicle was described as a white or silver newer-model SUV, CHP said.

Anyone with information about the shooting was urged to call the CHP’s El Cajon office at 619-401-2000.

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