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Pittsburg Approves Plan to Install Security Cams on Highway 4 Following Shootings

The shootings have seemingly been random, making residents and commuters fearful and nervous about traveling on the busy stretch of road.

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    The Pittsburg City Council on Monday approved a plan to install security cameras along a stretch of Highway 4, where several deadly shootings have taken place over the last few months. Jean Elle reports. (Published Monday, May 16, 2016)

    The Pittsburg City Council on Monday approved a plan to install security cameras along a stretch of Highway 4, where several deadly shootings have taken place over the last few months.

    The plan calls for the city to spend $100,000 to add Highway 4 cameras to the city's extensive camera network. The freeway shootings have seemingly been random, making residents and commuters fearful and nervous about traveling on the busy stretch of road.

    "When I get on the freeway I am concerned and my family is concerned," City Councilman Pete Longmire said. "My wife won't take the freeway unless she absolutely has to."

    Highway 4 was the scene of another investigation on Monday afternoon after police said a shooting in Antioch spilled onto the freeway. Police said four suspects are in custody in connection to the shooting.

    Monday's investigations comes on the heels of a man who was shot along Highway 4 late Sunday.

    Pittsburg police said the freeway shootings are hard to solve and drivers often do not hear the gun shots. As a result, police said there are not many witnesses.

    Pittsburg Police Chief Brian Addington said the cameras will provide important information about who is responsible for the shootings.

    Addington said cameras pointing at Highway 4 would have provided valuable information about two deadly shootings his investigators are still working to solve.

    There have been a slew of shootings on highways in the recent months, puzzling officers. California Highway Patrol said four people have been killed in more than 20 shootings on East Bay freeways since November.

    Investigators have said that most of the shootings appear to be gang related.

    Kristofer Noceda and Christie Smith contributed to this report.

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