HAYWARD -- A motorist shot while driving along Interstate 880 on Monday afternoon was home recovering from his injuries Tuesday, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

The victim, a 19-year-old Hayward man, suffered a moderate injury after being shot once in the shoulder by an unknown suspect as he drove north on I-880 near A Street about 5 p.m. He was taken to Eden Medical Center, then released from the hospital late Monday night, according to Alameda County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson.

As of Tuesday, no arrest had been made in the shooting and a motive was not known.

The victim told police he was driving in a 1995 green Chevrolet Camaro along the interstate with a man he referred to as his "play cousin" when a Hispanic male in a white car pulled alongside their vehicle.

The "cousin" told the driver that the man in the other car was trying to kill him. That was when the person in the suspect car shot into the Camaro striking the driver, Nelson said.

The victim exited the freeway at the Hesperian Boulevard exit and drove to Usher Street near Lewelling Boulevard to summon help, Nelson said. The passenger fled on foot; his whereabouts were not known on Tuesday.

Detectives are not aware whether the passenger was shot, Nelson said, and the victim was not cooperative with police about his ride-along friend.

"He would not give up the identity of his 'play cousin,'" Nelson said.

The shooting remained under investigation on Tuesday.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call 510-667-7721.


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