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Shooting Causes Car to Run Off Highway 4, Through Fence, Onto Pittsburg Street Below, Killing at Least 1: CHP

All westbound lanes of Highway 4 were closed near Loveridge Road during the investigation.

The California Highway Patrol has issued a Sig-alert for westbound state Highway 4 in Pittsburg after another fatal shooting on the highway.

The roadway was closed at 8:59 p.m. at Loveridge Road, though the shooting occurred earlier Tuesday night.

A car reportedly ran off the highway, through a fence and into the city of Pittsburg, according to the CHP.

Tuesday's incident is the latest in a rash of shootings that have plagued the East Bay. In recent months, there were 10 such shootings on Interstate 80 and several more on Highway 4, the CHP said.

William Lee, an activist, said it is "scary" and "a lot of road rage."

"We'd like for it to stop," he said. "This is just getting too rough here. Innocent people could get hurt here. It's just happening too often. 

"I mean, every two months we’re having a shooting on a freeway."

Pittsburg police Capt. Ron Raman confirmed via email that police are investigating a fatal shooting tonight, but did not provide additional details.

As off 11 p.m., investigators were collecting evidence and trying to figure out not only what happened, but also who will head the investigation. 

The CHP released a statement, which said, "We will be releasing more information in the morning pending further investigation throughout the night. There are a number of investigators going to the scene at this time."

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