UPS Truck Driver Injured in Gunfire Attack on Two Big Rigs Along California Highway
Tulare County, CA – A UPS truck driver was struck by gunfire during an early morning shooting along a California highway.
According the California Highway Patrol (CHP), two tractor-trailers came under a gunfire attack at approximately 4 a.m. on Wednesday along Highway 99 in Tulare County between Avenue 184 and Avenue 200.
One of the truckers, a driver for UPS, was struck in the assault according to a report by local outlet ABC30.
CHP did not release the victim’s identity but said he was able to safely bring the rig to a stop in a parking lot of a gas station near the incident.
He was able to then call for help and was later transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, CHP said.
Investigators discovered a total of five bullet holes in the victim’s truck.
A few hours later, CHP said it received a call from a second truck driver who claimed to have witnessed the shooting.
He reported seeing the shooter speed past him.
Investigators said the second truck driver initially did not believe his truck was hit, but found multiple bullet holes in his truck as well.
The suspect is believed to have been driving a late model black Chevrolet or GMC crew cab with oversized tires.
So far, investigators have not been able to determine a motive for the attack.
Anyone with information is asked to call CHP at (559) 734-6767.