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CHP Investigating Shooting 4th Shooting on Highway 4 Since April 27

by ECT

At 9:57 pm Thursday, the California Highway Patrol responded to a shooting on westbound Highway 4 at Railroad which caused traffic to be diverted off at Harbor Street through the City of Pittsburg to Bailey Road.

A SIG-Alert was issued for all lanes.

By 12:02 am, Highway 4 was completely opened.

According to sources, there were two gun shot victims with one critical one moderate shot in the right arm.


A shooting occurred on westbound SR-4, west of Railroad Avenue at around 10:00 PM last night. A driver and his passenger were shot at in what appears to be an attempted road rage incident. The driver and passenger sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of this shooting and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The unknown suspect fled the scene in an unknown vehicle subsequent to the shooting.
Detectives assigned to CHP – Golden Gate Division Special Investigations Unit (SIU) are actively investigating this shooting.
Our detectives are requesting assistance from the public in gathering the details surrounding this incident. If you or anyone you know have any information that might be helpful, please call the CHP Investigative Tipline at 707.917.4491.

This is now the fourth shooting since April 27.

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Don S May 7, 2021 - 8:34 am

CHP unable to impact or control speed/muffler noisemakers on 4 Bypass 24/7 from Balfour to Lone Tree & beyond SO how will they catch shooters? Good luck!

Street-Sweeper May 7, 2021 - 10:36 am

This is why more and more responsible gun owners are opting to carry in their center consoles. One can’t rely on the CHP to be everywhere.

Spiderman May 8, 2021 - 4:57 am

So that in this case..you would what? Chase them shooting back, endangering the public even further?? Or would your spider senses tell you to shoot first?

Don Don May 7, 2021 - 11:59 am

Perhaps if there were more information the public could assist. This “unknown suspect fled the scene in an unknown vehicle” is not very helpful. Are there any witnesses or video recordings to gather a description of the vehicle?

Enough is enough May 7, 2021 - 1:04 pm

There doesn’t seem to be nearly enough CHP presence, ever, on HWY 4. Without fail, whenever I travel the highway through Pittsburg, which is seldom these days, there are multiple high speed racers. This isn’t a secret to anyone, so where is the law enforcement?

Tom Thorndike May 7, 2021 - 1:42 pm

What happened to all those SECURITY CAMERAS which were supposed to be secured in that area after the initial two shootings some years ago? What happened to those? A camera would capture someone peeling off. It seems that the CHP is useless. They KNOW which are the troubling areas on SR-4 in the Pittsburg/Antioch/BayPoint area.

Martin NMN May 9, 2021 - 2:32 am

So? The shooting occurred on the westbound on-ramp at Railroad? That on-ramp is a pain! People driving westbound on California to catch the green light before it turns red. Then there are those who want to get on it from Railroad from both directions. The light has an arrow. This intersection is poorly designed and much too busy. I can just imagine some jerk wanting to make that light and regards another driver as an obstruction and gets pissed off. I avoid it if I can.

Phil Swift May 11, 2021 - 11:39 am

CHP cannot handle people speeding on Highway 4. What makes you think they can handle road rage and shootings? ??

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