Following a recent outbreak of shootings along Southern
California’s freeways, the California Highway Patrol has created an
investigative team aimed at quickly tracking down leads.
California has seen eight freeway shootings in the last two
months, with three of them occurring in the past week alone. The most recent
occurred May 2, when a bullet was shot through the windshield of a sport
utility vehicle. That driver was not injured, but four previous victims were
California has had 11 freeway shooting incidents so far this
year, according to the highway patrol. None appear to have involved drivers of
semi trucks. Most of the shootings occurred in Los Angeles, Orange and
Violence of this kind is nothing new on California’s
highways. The state reported 36 freeway shootings in 2004, with only one death.
And in 2003, there were 46 incidents, with four fatalities.
Police officials say they have no reason to suspect that the
recent shootings are linked and are asking all motorists to be on the lookout
for suspicious behavior.
Police are asking anyone with information about the
shootings to call 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).