UPDATE: (2:38 p.m. February 8, 2019) CHP officials said at a press conference that evidence has been located at the scene. Video surveillance is being reviewed in an attempt to identify the suspect and/or suspect vehicle. CHP officers are following up on leads and facts leading to the incident are unclear. The 10-year-old victim is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Loma Linda University Hospital.
CAJON PASS, Calif. – A 10-year-old Hesperia boy was struck by shots fired on the 15 freeway northbound on Thursday night.
The initial report was made at around 9:04 p.m., after the mother of the child who was driving a BMW 5 Series, exited the freeway on Cleghorn to seek help at the McDonald’s located at 3230 Wagon Trail Road in Phelan. According to CHP officers, the child sustained a serious non-life-threatening injury to his head when a bullet went through the small rear window. The child, who was conscious, was transported to the Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Authorities believe the shooting was possibly a result of road rage, but the circumstances remain under investigation. The mother and an infant in the vehicle were not injured as a result of the shooting. No suspect or suspect vehicle information is available at this time.
The northbound 15 freeway was shut down from the 215 freeway to Cleghorn for the investigation. The CHP asks that anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have information about the incident to call Officer E. Brewer at 909-383-4247.
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