CUPERTINO -- A Marine recruiter was shot at multiple times while driving on Highway 85 on Wednesday afternoon but was not hit, snarling traffic in the area as authorities investigated the attack.
The recruiter was driving a government-issued Pontiac G6 sedan on southbound Highway 85 about 12:25 p.m. when the vehicle was hit by bullets near Stevens Creek Boulevard, said California Highway Patrol Officer D.J. Sarabia.
"He hears a pop and a back window blows out," Sarabia said.
Sarabia said there appeared to be between three and four bullet holes in the car. Sgt. Jose Cardoza of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, which is leading the investigation, said the two rear passenger windows were shattered.
The recruiter, who was in full uniform, exited at the De Anza Boulevard offramp, where he was met by CHP officers and the Sheriff's deputies.
Cardoza said no suspects have been identified and investigators are examining the suspected shooting site for evidence. The southbound lanes were closed after the shooting but had been reopened by about 3 p.m.
The shooting was not related to a nearby police search that prompted the lockdown of Good Samaritan Preschool on Homestead Road earlier Wednesday. Sunnyvale police said three suspects connected to a potential home burglary fled from a traffic stop. Officers caught two of the suspects and were looking for the third.
Contact Robert Salonga at 408-920-5002. Follow him at Twitter.com/robertsalonga.