CHP investigating 3 East Bay freeway shootings since Saturday

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CHP investigating 3 East Bay freeway shootings since Saturday
CHP press conference Monday about recent freeway shootings in the East Bay.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating three freeway shootings since Saturday — the latest occurring Monday morning near Macdonald Avenue in Richmond.

On Saturday, 25-year-old Destinee Shaharisha-Janae Hillery of Antioch was found fatally shot while driving her vehicle on eastbound Highway 4 near the Willow Pass Road offramp. CHP believes this was a gang-related targeted shooting.

On Sunday, CHP believes a road rage incident led to a shooting that injured one of two victims on eastbound Interstate Highway 580 at Airway Boulevard in Livermore. The suspects were driving a 2019 Honda Accord, police said.

And Monday about 10 a.m., a suspect fired one round on westbound I-80 east of Macdonald Avenue. The suspect fled the scene. The victim pulled off the freeway and, upon discovering a bullet hole in the car, called police. No one was injured. CHP is still trying to identify the suspect and vehicle involved in the shooting.

None of the three shootings are believed to be related, and no arrests have been made, CHP said.

“CHP Investigators will look to see if Shot Spotter and Video Cameras along Highway 4 and on I-80 were able to provide any evidence regarding the March 16 and [Monday’s] shooting respectively,” officials said.

Since Nov. 1, 2015 there have been a total of 185 freeway shootings within CHP – Golden Gate Divisions jurisdiction, resulting in 65 injuries, 9 of which were fatal, according to CHP. The CHP has made 34 arrests for individuals connected to one or more of these shootings.

“We want to assure the public that not only will these incidents be fully investigated using all available resources and technology, but that we will also continue to actively patrol highways from the air and on the ground in an effort to keep all motorists safe,” CHP said.

Any witnesses with information regarding these separate incidents are asked to contact CHP’s 24 hour tip line 707-917-4491 (callers must press # twice at the end of the call).

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