7-year-old shot on I-80 in Vacaville, CHP says; no suspect description released

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
CHP: Child shot on I-80 in Vacaville; no suspect info released
CHP officials are investigating a shooting that injured a 7-year-old on Interstate 80 in Vacaville Monday afternoon.

VACAVILLE, Calif. (KGO) -- CHP officers are investigating a shooting that happened on Interstate 80 in Vacaville Monday afternoon.

Video taken from Sky7 shows a car that appears to have flat tires and at least four bullet holes on the side.

Officers were dispatched to the highway west of Alamo Drive at 4:19 p.m. to a report of a shooting with injuries. They say a silver Honda Accord was struck multiple times by gunfire, and a 7-year-old passenger riding in the back seat sustained a non-life threatening injury. The child was transported to North Bay Medical Center in Fairfield.

We then witnessed a medical helicopter there take a child to Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland. A child was in a stretcher and a CHP officer was by their side before the flight took off. Officers won't confirm if the shooting victim was the one airlifted to Oakland.

After the initial call came in, CHP shutdown Eastbound lanes of I-80 as they searched for shell casings. Meanwhile the traffic standstill was a long one along I-80.

With no suspect vehicle descriptions, no arrests were made, and no description of the gunman was released.

Detectives assigned to the CHP Golden Gate Division Special Investigations Unit are investigating the incident. CHP officials are asking anyone with information to contact the CHP investigative Tip Line at (707) 917-4491.

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