Wednesday, April 9, 2008
(04-09) 19:22 PDT San Francisco -- San Francisco police and California Highway Patrol officers have shut down Interstate 280 to investigate the fatal shooting of a motorist tonight.
CHP spokesman Shawn Chase said the driver of a red Honda was shot and pronounced dead at San Francisco General Hospital.
Chase said the highway patrol received information at 6:03 p.m. that there had been a crash in the southbound lanes of I-280 at Alemany Boulevard. They arrived to find a car full of juveniles and the driver shot.
The driver was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.
The highway remains shut down between Monterey Boulevard and Alemany Boulevard exits.
There is no estimate for how long that portion of the highway will be closed.
The shooting is the second fatal attack of a motorist in two weeks in the Bay Area. Last week, a woman was shot and killed on I-80 in Pinole as she drove with four passengers. An arrest in that case was made today.