The shooting occurred early Saturday on I-5, just south of Mission Avenue. The California Highway Patrol confirmed that the shooter fired from a shotgun.

The two friends were returning to Orange County after seeing another friend's band play and heading northbound on I-5 in the slow lane just south of Mission Avenue in their red Mazda. Then, the passenger said someone appeared to have stepped out of the bushes along the freeway and opened fire, striking the passenger side window and frame of the car. The driver immediately pulled over.

The women then drove to a Mobil station in Oceanside where an employee called 911.

The passenger said her face and forehead are cut up but otherwise, she is fine.