San Diego police search for highway gunman

Story highlights

  • One person suffers non-life-threatening injuries
  • The man is considered "armed and very dangerous"
  • He was seen shooting at people while driving on Interstate 805
Police in San Diego, California, warned residents near a major interstate Monday to stay alert for a highway gunman considered "very dangerous."
The man was seen firing a gun at people while driving on Interstate 805, the San Diego Police Department said in a statement. A 26-year-old man suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to Maurice Luque, a spokesman for San Diego Fire-Rescue.
The gunman is also suspected of shooting at another person, striking a vehicle, and firing at an ambulance on Interstate 5. A California highway patrolman also may have been targeted while performing a stop on the right shoulder of I-805, Luque said.
"The man is considered armed and very dangerous and people are asked to avoid contact with the suspect. If seen, please call 911 without hesitation," the statement said.
The suspect was driving a newer-model white Chevrolet Malibu.
Police are investigating whether the same vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run shortly before the shootings began. In that incident, a vehicle with a similar description struck a gate, and the driver fled the scene. No injuries were reported.