Highway 85 Re-Opens After Shooting Report

A Marine Corp officer was apparently shot at while he drove through the South Bay Wednesday

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    Scott Budman reports on the early clue police are following after two military recruiters heard a loud bang, followed by two windows shattering in the back seat of their car as it drove in Cupertino. (Published Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012)

    A highway in Cupertino was re-opened about two hours after it was shut down as authorities were looking for evidence after a reported shooting.

    California Highway Patrol Officer D.J. Sarabia said officers closed down southbound Highway 85 between Stevens Creek and De Anza boulevards about 1 p.m. It reopened just before 3 p.m.

    Raw Video: Shooting Investigation Shuts Down Highway 85

    [BAY] Raw Video: Shooting Investigation Shuts Down Highway 85
    This is helicopter video of a shutdown Highway 85 in Cupertino near De Anza Blvd. Police fan out on foot to investigate a possible shooting after a military recruiter heard a long bang followed by his window bursting. (Published Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012)

    The closure was because a Marine recruiter who were driving at the time heard a loud bang and the glass of his window shattered, Sarabia said. No one was injured.

    The CHP and the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department are now looking for any evidence of such shooting. During the highway closure more than a dozen officers walked in a long line down the southbound lanes as they searched for evidence.

    Investigators said based on how the glass shattered, it appears that the windows were blown out by a bullet, adding the two back windows were shattered.

    Authorities said that there was no connected between the reported shooting on the highway, and the temporary lockdown of a Cupertino preschool because police were looking for three residential burglary suspects.

    Late Wednesday there was no suspect or vehicle description. Police said it was unknown if the shot or shots came from another car or somewhere off the freeway.

    They are asking witnesses to call the sheriff's office. Anyone who was traveling on southbound Highway 85 in the area and during the time of the incident, and who may have information on the case is being asked to please contact Sheriff’s Investigators at (408) 808-4500. Those wishing to be anonymous can call (408) 808-4431.

    Investigators also said because the vehicle was unmarked, there is no indication that the passengers were targeted because they are Marines.

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