A gunman targeted authorities at the scene of a fatal Chollas View crash early Sunday, shooting at firefighters and officers, who were not hit.
The San Diego Fire Department received reports of the wreck, on northbound Interstate 805 at the state Route 94 offramp, at 12:14 a.m.
Witnesses told the California Highway Patrol that the driver of a pickup truck swerved in an attempt to make the connector to the 94, but lost control and hit the guardrail, according to OnScene.TV.
The truck skidded along the guardrail, hitting a cement support for a freeway overpass, before landing back in the traffic lanes.
The driver died on impact, authorities said. They shut down northbound traffic for approximately 30 minutes while firefighters worked to cut the victim from the truck wreckage.
Meanwhile, OnScene reported, the male driver of a white pick-up truck on the southbound side of I-805 moved to exit onto Market Street.
When he neared the top of the ramp, he was seen pointing a handgun out of the driver’s side window and firing six or seven times at firefighters and officers.
No one was hit, but CHP officers left the accident scene to look for the shooting suspect, who fled onto Market. One shell casing was found on Market.
San Diego police will partner with the CHP to investigate the shooting, OnScene reported.