Car shot at while driving along highway

Passenger hit by suspected 12-gauge round

Detectives are trying to find out who pulled out a shotgun and fired at a vehicle while driving down the highway in Rosamond, Calif. 

At about 1:40 p.m. Thursday, Kern County Sheriff's Department detectives said that two men were driving southbound on Highway 14 near Dawn Road.  

They said they were passed by a full-sized SUV described as a gold color Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon.  

As they passed the slower moving SUV, they said it sped up and began pacing the victim’s vehicle.  

It was at this time that the driver’s window of the SUV rolled down and someone in the SUV pulled out a shotgun and began firing at the vehicle, deputies said.  

Detectives said that four rounds were shot and hit the car and passenger.

The 48-year-old was struck two times before the SUV sped off.

The driver and victim pulled to the side of the roadway just north of Rosamond Blvd. and they called for help.  

The shooting victim received major injuries and was transported by ambulance to Antelope Valley Hospital and is listed in stable condition.  

Currently there is no motive for the shooting and there is no suspect information.  The suspects remain at large.  The investigation into the shooting is active and ongoing; Kern County Sheriff case number SR14-21417.

Anonymous "text" tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411).  Just type the key word "KCSO" prior to the message.

Anyone having information on this incident is asked to contact the Kern County Sheriff's Office at (661) 861-3110 or contact Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.

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