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Car-to-car shooting on I-8 leaves two wounded

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EL CAJON (CBS 8/CNS) - Two people were wounded in a car-to-car shooting early Thursday on Interstate 8 near El Cajon.

California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a double shooting along the eastbound lanes of I-8, searching the area for casings and any evidence, after officers say a suspect in a black Chevy Tahoe sprayed bullets into a Lexus and hit a man and woman.

It all happened as the two vehicles drove at freeway speeds around 1:00 a.m. Other cars were driving nearby as gunfire erupted. 

A Lexus, with California license plates, stopped on the emergency shoulder near the base of the Los Coches ramp. It was not immediately clear whether there was an altercation between the occupants prior to the gunfire.

The 43-year-old Alpine woman behind the wheel of the Lexus and her passenger, a 31-year-old San Diego man, were both wounded.  Both were taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital to be treated, according to the CHP and fire officials.

The shooting also left the victims' small silver sedan with shattered windows and bullet holes in the passenger's side door, police said.

The eastbound freeway was temporarily closed in the area, but later reopened, according to Caltrans.

CHP is searching for the black Chevy Tahoe and any witnesses who were driving on the freeway. Anyone with information on the shooting was urged to call CHP at (619) 401-2000.

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