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California Highway Patrol officials said a man was taken to the hospital after he was shot at on U.S Highway 101 in San Jose Thursday evening. (KGO-TV)

California Highway Patrol officials said a man was taken to the hospital after he was shot at on U.S Highway 101 in San Jose Thursday evening.


The shooting occurred at about 6:45 p.m. on the highway's northbound lanes near Story Road, CHP spokesman Ross Lee said.

The victim pulled off of the freeway in a black Acura after being shot at and ended up at the Alum Rock and Highway 101 exit.

The passenger, a 17-year-old, was shot twice while the driver was unharmed.

Right now, the driver is answering more questions from investigators at CHP headquarters.

He told authorities the suspects were two men, wearing black bandanas, driving a 2015 white Dodge Charger with the words Hemi written on the side. "The victim vehicle northbound on 101 and the suspect vehicle just came alongside on the right side and began shooting at them," CHP Sgt. Oliveros said.

"The stretcher was brought out and one of the individuals, the majority of his close were taken off and that revealed there was some type of wound," witness Carlos Diaz said.

The victim was shot on the right side of his body and emergency crews rushed to help him.

Officials closed the highway down after the shooting. Right now, four lanes of northbound Highway 101 near Story Road are still closed and traffic is being diverted onto the Interstate 280 and Interstate 680 interchange.

It is a small but important portion of the freeway that is still off limits.

It is not clear when the freeway will fully re-open or if it will impact the morning commute.

The victim is currently hospitalized at a nearby hospital. It is unknown at this time if his injuries are life threatening.

Investigators say they don't know if the victims were targeted or if this was random.

Bay City News contributed to this story.

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