Another East Bay Highway Shooting: Man Shot on Highway 4 in Antioch

A man was shot along Highway 4 in Antioch on Sunday evening - the latest victim in at least 20 shootings along East Bay highways since November.

In this case, Antioch police Sgt. Rick Martin said the 22-year-old man was taken to the hospital about 7:30 ap.m. after being shot at along Highway 4 and L Street.

Video showed the victim's car riddled with bullets. The young man's shoulder was covered in blood, but he was alert and speaking with paramedics following the highway violence.

Martin did not have more details on this shooting, and it's unclear if this one is connected to the slew of others peppering highways in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. The California Highway Patrol said there have been "at least 20" shootings on the freeways in the last eight months. Investigators have said that most of the shootings appear to be gang related.

The issue has become so bad that the Pittsburg City Council on Monday was poised to vote on buying security cameras for $100,000 to install along a stretch of Highway 4. On May 11, 25-year-old Shanique Marie, a mother of four, was shot and killed on Highway 4 in Pittsburg. Police said that shooting also appeared to be targeted.

One Antioch woman said the highway shootings are very unnerving.

"It's very scary," Glenda Smethers said. "It's getting closer and closer and it's happening more often."

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