Driver in Mercedes Shot, Fremont Police Say Possible Road Rage-Inspired

By Bob Redell and Shelby Hansen
|  Thursday, Oct 24, 2013  |  Updated 11:50 AM PDT
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Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting  on Mission Boulevard in Fremont this morning. Bob Redell has a live report.

Police are searching for a suspect in connection with a shooting on Mission Boulevard in Fremont this morning. Bob Redell has a live report.

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A 59-year-old Pleasanton man was taken to a trauma center in Fremont Thursday morning after he was hit with three bullets in a shooting off Mission Boulevard that was possibly road rage-related because he was driving too slow, police said.

Fremont police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said the driver of the older model, brown Mercedes was expected to live. His German shepherd, which was also in the car, was not hurt, and picked up by family members.

But the Mercedes, sprinkled with bullet holes, was parked in between crime scene tape on Mission between Interstate highways 680 and 680, which were closed to traffic for a time. Fremont police tweeted the shooting just before 7 a.m. 

The driver was shot on Brown Road, and then drove about a block away to a Fremont bank parking lot. People in a nearby donut shop called 911.

Police are now looking for the suspect, and say the driver may have been shot because he was driving too slow. Just how slow hasn't been determined.

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