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PG&E truck may have been struck by gunfire on I-5 in Northern California, CHP says

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(Los Angeles Times)

The California Highway Patrol is investigating whether a Pacific Gas & Electric truck was struck by gunfire Tuesday night in the small Northern California town of Maxwell.

Officer Cal Robertson of the CHP Northern Division said an initial report indicated that a rock had shattered the passenger window of a PG&E truck traveling south on Interstate 5 shortly before 8 p.m.

“It wasn’t until the officer had looked at the car a little deeper and found some evidence that it might have been a bullet that hit the window,” Robertson said.

Millions of Californians could spend days without power as the state’s largest utility continues shutting off electricity in a desperate attempt to avoid wildfires sparked by windblown power lines.

Officials emphasized they were still trying to determine whether the vehicle was hit by gunfire.


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