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San Diego college student shot on freeway while driving to campus [Updated]

April 5, 2011 | 10:07 am

A 21-year-old college student was shot Tuesday morning while driving on California 163 to class at the University of San Diego, police said.

The woman drove to campus and reported to a security guard that she felt a pain in her side. An investigation showed that she had been shot in the right rib cage. She was taken to a local hospital.

No motive or suspects have been found. Because it is a freeway incident, the case is being handled by the California Highway Patrol.

The shooting appears to have occurred around the Balboa Avenue exit of California 163 north of Mission Valley. The woman was traveling from her home in Escondido.

[Updated at 11:30 a.m.: The victim underwent surgery at Sharp Memorial Hospital and has a "positive prognosis," the CHP said.]


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