COLUSA COUNTY (CBS13) — The California Highway Patrol is investigating a shooting on Interstate 5 in Colusa County that involved a Pacific Gas and Electric vehicle on Tuesday evening just hours before the PG&E shutoff.

According to the CHP, the marked PG&E truck was driving south on I-5, south of Lenahan Road around 7:52 p.m. when the passenger-side window shattered.

Investigators said the driver did not know why the window shattered at first, but additional evidence indicated a bullet struck the window. There was reportedly another vehicle traveling close to the truck at the time of the incident.

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CHP said the details on that vehicle are limited.

The PG&E driver was uninjured in the shooting and CHP says they’re still investigating the incident.

Wednesday, after the shutoffs started, a PG&E office in Oroville was also apparently targeted.

Someone threw eggs at the front window, forcing the office to close. A security guard was later seen posted outside the building.

Swipe below to see some striking images from the PG&E shutoffs.


Comments (9)
  1. Jon Jones says:

    Oh no!!! Where are the libs on this? California has the strongest gun laws and this criminal was not stopped from using a gun in this attempted murder. Are they going to have marched for more gun control or confiscation from law abiding citizens?

    It is awesome that PG&E are cutting power. They should do it state wide and permanently. It is for the planet and the children. Libs would love to live without power. If people die, they will cheer because in their insane world view humans are the primary reason that we do not have clear skies and perfect weather every day and night.

    1. Dave Hardesty says:

      Let Californians deal with it. They think they are big enough to be their own nation so let them. Drop them from the nation’s electrical power grid and stop them from taking water from other states. They can also support their energy needs from their own oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear, solar, wind and cow flatulence without involving the rest of our nation. (Good luck with that). Just remove anything Federal from California and let them handle their own eternal problems. They don’t need us and we certainly do not need them. I feel for those who loose their homes to fire but hey, you don’t have to stay there so it’s really your problem and not the rest of the nation’s. Leave or change it.

    2. Paul says:

      I wonder if the electricity is on at the Governors mansion?

  2. Saw this on Drudge. Went to for more real California news.

  3. Allen Heindel says:

    Who knew bullets could drive!

  4. Dave Hardesty says:

    Their interactive outage map is really quite funny. When you find it zoom out and you will see that virtually all of Northern California is affected.

    The other not so funny thing is that the peaceful liberal anti-gun people of CA would be involved at shooting bullets from a gun at a PG&E employee driving his truck and had no part of their rolling blackout decision. I guess that’s the tolerant Leftist mind for you. Don’t like something, resort to violence, use a gun and blame the problem on guns.

    Guns do not shoot people, people do that.

  5. Paul says:

    The PG&E truck driver is just a guy doing what he is told to do to feed his family. Go after the Stupid Governor of CA and impeach him for being such a moron. Now his voters can live like his illegals.

  6. jabusse says:

    Seems to me the person to shoot at or throw eggs at is the judge that allowed PG&E to be sued in the first place. They can’t be everywhere, the lines must go everywhere, and PG&E can’t control the wind. So the people and politicians spoke. Bankrupt the company for something that is sure to happen if power is on the lines and the winds blow? Expect them to do what they can to not be sued for starting a God created fire. And before you say, they should have fixed the problem, think. They may have been down the road fixing another. You simply can’t hire one maintenance electrician per mile of wire.

  7. Sam Green says:

    Someday California voters will elect a top official that will be proactive and fix problems before they reach critical mass.

    California should have buried power cables DECADES ago as the Santa Ana winds are a known achilles heel. Officials treat this issue the same as they do by water shortages and rights, they pretend that desalination plants don’t exist.

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