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Possible San Diego Freeway Shooter Detained When He Pulled Over to Take a Leak
When you gotta go, you gotta go, even if it means getting busted: A man considered a "person of interest" in the recent San Diego freeway shooting spree was detained by authorities in Lake View Terrace today when he pulled over to relieve himself.
That man is thought to be 24-year-old Enrique Ayon, who may have had a part in four shootings that took place on the 805 and 5 freeways Monday morning within several minutes of each other.
Ayon was being followed this morning by officers with the California Highway Patrol. His license plate number and vehicle were spotted near the shootings yesterday.
The first shooting took place at around 10:30 a.m. Monday on the northbound 805, near East Plaza Boulevard in National City, per San Diego police. Next, "a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg while driving northbound on I-805 near Mesa College. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment," notes KTLA. Two more shootings took place in the minutes following, on the 805 near state Route 163, and on the northbound I-5 near Del Mar Heights Road.
The motive for the shootings remains unclear, and during the investigation following the shootings, it seemed unlikely it was a case of "road rage," notes L.A. Now:
None of the incidents had the characteristic elements of a road-rage traffic confrontation that escalated out of control, authorities said. No words or gestures were apparently exchanged, and there was no indication of previous contact between any of the involved vehicles and the shooter's car, police said.