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Shots Fired At Car On Northbound U.S. Highway 101 This Morning

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Someone in a SUV shot the side of a woman’s car on northbound U.S. Highway 101 north of Santa Rosa this morning, a Sonoma County sheriff’s sergeant said. The California Highway Patrol initially handled the 6 a.m. shooting report but turned the investigation over to the sheriff’s office, sheriff’s Sgt. Carlos Basurto said. The woman said she was driving north when she noticed a large maroon or burgundy SUV tailgating her in the far left lane of Highway 101 just south of the River Road exit. She said before she could change lanes so the SUV could pass, the vehicle pulled beside her and someone shot at her car, Basurto said. The woman said she heard the shot but did not see it fired and assumed her tire had gone flat as the vehicle sped away, Basurto said. When the woman arrived at work, she found an apparent bullet hole in the passenger side of her vehicle, according to Basurto.

No detailed suspect descriptions were available for the driver and front seat passenger, both males, in the SUV. The woman said the SUV was being driven “erratically” before and after the incident, Basurto said. The identity of the woman, who was uninjured, was not released. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call sheriff’s Sgt. Sal Borruso at (707) 565-2185.

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