A girl riding with her mother west on Highway 4 near I-680 was wounded when an apparent bullet grazed her head, California Highway Patrol investigators said Monday.
The incident occurred at approximately 11:45 a.m., according to police, but wasn’t reported until hospital staff at John Muir Hospital treated the victim and notified authorities about an hour later.
The child’s mother told officers she was driving west on Highway 4 when a white sedan pulled alongside her car, its occupants apparently attempting to get her attention, she said.
The woman said she continued on her way until she heard what sounded like several gunshots as the car passed her, bullets hitting her car and daughter – the girl suffering a minor wound to the head.
Police said the victim described the white sedan and said it was occupied by two black male adults with the passenger firing the gun.
Investigators ask that anyone with information regarding the shooting call Contra Costa CHP at (925) 646-4980.