SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The California Highway Patrol is investigating another shooting on a local freeway.
This one came during the Wednesday morning commute on Interstate 5 on North Natomas. The driver’s vehicle was hit but the driver was not hurt.
Wednesday’s shooting comes after a series of local freeway shootings that left one man dead on I-5 just last week.
The Sacramento County coroner has now confirmed the driver’s identity as Jose Tamayo, a 48-year-old father of five, including a 2-month-old daughter.
Dispatch audio captures the moment Wednesday’s freeway shooting on I-5 in Natomas was called into the CHP:
Dispatcher: “…BOLO for shots fired…for Northbound 5..north of the 80 connect…”
Dispatcher: “…and their right rear window was shot out..and the windshield…”
A windshield shattered, along with the passenger side rear window. Incredibly, the driver was not hurt and even continued on to work at the Sacramento Amazon Warehouse.
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Officer: “…they say the window was shot out? Or a rock hit it…?”
Dispatcher: “…they did advise it was shot out…”
Betty Brice lives in Sacramento and travels I-5.
“It’s terrible,” Brice said. “Why would somebody just come up and just shoot somebody and hurt em or kill ’em, and they don’t even know the person!”
A CHP spokesperson could not say whether the two I-5 shootings are being investigated as possibly connected.
The pair of I-5 shootings come after two other freeway shootings on Interstate 80 in early November, one missing a mother and her children, the other hitting a driver twice.
The CHP did shut down I-5 following Wednesday morning’s shooting to search for evidence but did not find any.