UPDATE: Per information being released by the CHP – Brandon Valencia, 22, of Oakley died of wounds received after being shot in a vehicle traveling west on Highway 24 near St. Stephens in Orinda the evening of July 28.
At least one person was believed wounded in a shooting currently under investigation in the 24/680 Friday, the unidentified victim undergoing treatment for unspecified wounds at John Muir Hospital.
Details of the Friday night incident remain murky at this writing (10:15pm), but the shooting was believed to have been on a stretch of local freeway with the victim dropped off at the hospital.
Walnut Creek police and California Highway Patrol investigators are currently interviewing the victim. Two suspect vehicles, described as a black Dodge Durango and a possible Dodge Challenger, were reportedly last seen driving west on Highway 24 in Lafayette.
If confirmed, Friday’s incident will be the second involving gun violence in the 24/680 since July 26, when witnesses reported hearing gunshots emanating from two cars traveling westbound on Highway 24 near Pleasant Hill Road at 11 a.m.
One of the suspect vehicles collided with an innocent bystander in a Ford, with witnesses reporting the occupants of both cars firing at one another before fleeing the scene. The driver of the Ford was not injured.