Shooting investigation closes Hwy 4 in Concord overnight

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Highway 4 was closed down for hours overnight in Concord during an investigation. Police got a call that shots were fired. (KGO-TV)

Highway 4 was closed down for hours overnight in Concord during an investigation. Police got a call that shots were fired.

The highway is now open for the Friday morning commute and traffic is flowing just fine, but it was closed Thursday night.

Police shut down westbound Highway 4 just west of Willow Pass Road at 11:40 p.m. They reopened it at 1:15 a.m.

This isn't a new problem to the East Bay. The CHP says there have been three dozen highway shootings in the area since last November.

Drivers feel frustrated that this keeps happening. "There's nothing I can do about it. I mean, what am I going to do? Put bullet-proof windows on my car?" one commuter said.

"They should have more CHP floating through, I don't know. I hope it stops," commuter Rich Mina said.

Officers say it appears there were no victims Thursday night. The investigation into the possibility that shots were fired is still underway. Authorities say the majority of these highway shootings have been gang related, that the gunman's car pulls up to the victim's car and fires.

They say these are tough to investigate. Witnesses are on the move out of the area, they are driving -- if they hear anything at all.

But as always, if you have seen or heard anything, call it in.
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