STOCKTON, CA - What California Highway Patrol investigators say was a random highway shooting left a 29-year-old woman recovering from a gunshot wound to the neck.
Officer James Smith said someone fired two shots at a 2002 Dodge Caravan minivan on northbound Highway 99 near Morada Lane about 9:38 Monday night. The minivan's driver, the woman, was struck in the neck but was able to stop and call 911. Emergency responders transported her to a local hospital where she was in intensive care Tuesday morning, according to Smith.
Tuesday afternoon, CHP Sgt. Jason Bartlett said the woman was expected to make a full recovery.
"It doesn't look like it's going to be life-threatening, and the last I was told, she was in stable condition," said Bartlett.
The CHP says the gunshots were from a small calibre handgun and were fired from a black, four-door Mitsubishi Eclipse.
Northbound 99 was shutdown to traffic until close to midnight as officers investigated.
Anyone with information that could help the CHP find the shooter was urged to contact investigator M. Petricevich at (209) 943-8666 or provide information via Stockton Police Department's Crime Stoppers website.