A woman riding on the back of a Green Machine Motorcycle Club bike was struck in the face with a pellet during an apparent road rage incident today.
“For one reason or another, the motorcycle group gets in an altercation with a black car at some point," California Highway Patrol Sgt. Gerald Sawasaki told Patch.
"A weapon is brandished from the car,” the sergeant added.
The alleged altercation began in Murrieta and escalated down through Temecula, until the riders pulled off the road near the Rancho California Road exit, according to the sergeant.
The CHP arrived and escorted the rider with the injured woman to the Interstate 15 exit ramp at Old Town Front Street.
The black car allegedly involved in the attack was spotted Oceanside area CHP officers on 1-15 at Mission Road, in Fallbrook, Sawasaki said.
According to the witnesses, it was a woman riding in the black sedan that shot at the woman riding on the bike.
As the riders followed the sedan to get a license plate number, the black car clipped the motorcycle, making the riders fear for their lives, the injured Green Machine woman officers.
Responding to Old Town to investigate the incident were Murrieta police as part of the sheriff's Gang Task Force; the California Highway Patrol, Temecula and Oceanside areas; Temecula police, and the Riverside County Probation Department.
Officers caught up with five other motorcycle riders at the Interstate 15 offramp at Rancho California Road and nine others at Rancho California Road and Jefferson Avenue, the sergeant said.
The investigation is continuing.
For the original story, click .