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Trucker dead after he was shot while driving on I-5 in California


UPDATE 3 PM June 16—————————————————————-

The truck driver who was shot while driving on a Lathrop, California, interstate has been identified as Ilkhom Shodiev.

Unfortunately, Amazon has confirmed that Shodiev passed away in a hospital as a result of injuries sustained when he was shot on Thursday.

The shooter is still at large as of Friday afternoon.

ORIGINAL STORY———————————————————————-

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is asking for help from the public in investigating an interstate shooting that led to a semi truck vs. structure crash in San Joaquin County on Thursday.

CHP began receiving calls about the incident shortly before 1 p.m. on June 15.

Callers told police that a semi truck traveling on northbound I-5 went off the roadway and struck a building in the Lathrop area. Police also received calls about shots fired in the area.

When CHP responded to the scene, they found that a semi truck struck two parked cars, then crashed into a building.

The driver of the truck suffered gunshot wounds.

CHP determined that the truck driver had been shot while driving.

The truck driver was transported to a hospital. It isn’t clear what condition he is currently in. The identity of the truck driver has not been released, but according to reports, he was a 37 year old resident of North Carolina.

There is currently no information available about the shooting suspect.

“If you were driving NB on I-5 between SR-120 and Louise Ave, between 12:30-1:00 p.m. on 6/15 and have a dash cam, we need your HELP. Please contact CHP (ISU) with any footage. You can contact ISU at (916)731-6580 or CHP-Stockton at (209)938-4800. NO TIP IS TOO SMALL,” CHP said.

Amazon released a statement on the incident:

Our thoughts are with the driver and his family, and we’ll continue cooperating with law enforcement as they investigate the incident.


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