17-year-old targeted in gang-related freeway shooting in San Jose

SAN JOSE (KRON) — A 17-year-old boy is in the hospital after what California Highway Patrol is calling a gang-related freeway shooting in San Jose Thursday night.

The shooting happened on northbound Highway 101 around 6:50 p.m. at the Story Rd. exit, where police responded to reports of gunfire.

CHP says the teen, who was in the passenger seat, was targeted in the shooting.

He was rushed to the hospital with two gunshot wounds.

Police believe he was hit in the back and that another bullet partially lodged into his jaw, CHP Officer Ryan Fifield said.

The boy is in stable condition at Regional Medical Center where he is receiving treatment.

His identity has not been released.

Police describe the suspects as two Hispanic men wearing black bandannas. They were driving in a white, Dodge Charger.

KRON4’s Will Tran asked Officer Fifield if he has any advice for drivers who are frightened by this incident.

“Don’t pick a fight with anybody out there because you don’t know who they are,” Fifield said.  “Road rage is a real thing, and it turns into some very disastrous consequences at times.”

There have been more than 80 freeway shootings in the Bay Area over the past 16 months.

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