The California Highway Patrol is looking for a shooter who fired at two Irvine women while they drove northbound on Interstate 5 in Oceanside Saturday morning.
Two 24-year-old women were driving back to Orange County after visiting San Diego when their 2004 Mazda 3 was hit by gunfire between Mission Avenue and Oceanside Boulevard about 2:20 a.m., said CHP spokesman Chris Parent.
While the type of firearm used has yet to be confirmed, Parent said the evidence points to a blast from a shotgun, as multiple pellets shattered the passenger window, also hitting the pillar post between it and the rear passenger window. Parent said it also appeared that it was fired at close proximity to the car as it drove past.
After the car was hit, the women kept driving and found a nearby gasoline station, where they called police.
Only the passenger sustained a minor cut to her face from the shattered glass, Parent said.
It is unclear if shooting was random or if the women were targeted, but Parent said the incident is being investigated.
There is also no description of a suspect or suspects, he said.
By CHRISTOPHER EARLEY / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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