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Shooting on Highway 4 Damages Rear Window of Pick-Up Truck

The driver was not hurt, but the passenger was struck by flying glass shards.



    (Published Friday, June 24, 2016)

    A bullet pierced a pick-up truck's rear window on Highway 4 near Bailey Road in Pittsburg Friday night.

    At least two people were in the westbound vehicle during the shooting around 9 p.m., but neither suffered gunshot wounds. A female passenger, who was hurt by flying glass shards, was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Contra Costa County sheriff's officials said.

    The driver, who said he heard a pop and then saw the shattered rear window, decided to pull off Highway 4 at the Willow Pass Road exit. He parked in a Chevron gas station, which was soon swarming with sheriff's officials.

    "The important part is that everyone was okay, luckily," Lt. Ian Hebert said.

    Sheriff's officials said someone opened fire from a nearby vehicle, but they did not provide details about the possible shooter or suspect vehicle. Officials have also not commented on whether the shooting was gang-related. 

    More than 20 shootings have plagued East Bay highways since last November.

    Further details were not immediately available.

    Bay City News contributed to this report. 

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