Shooter fires multiple rounds at vehicle on Highway 101 in Atascadero

March 11, 2022

Photo by Richard Bastian


A shooter in a white BMW fired three bullets at a white pickup truck on Highway 101 in Atascadero on Thursday afternoon. No one was injured during the shooting.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., the southbound pickup truck was exiting the Santa Barbara Road offramp when a white BMW pulled up to the left side of the truck. Someone in the front passenger seat of the BMW then fired three shots at the truck.

Photo by Richard Bastian

On round hit the truck’s driver side door, though none of the three occupants inside were injured. The BMW then left the scene.

Photo by Richard Bastian

California Highway Patrol officers are investigating the shooting with assistance from the Atascadero Police Department.

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The contractor says on the CSLB website that they have no employees and are exempt from worker’s comp requirements. Who were the four guys in the truck? Who were the guys in the BMW? Where was the job site? Was there a building permit? And a seven digit CSLB number is never a good sign.

The real juice is half a life ago that proprietor was involved in distro or trafficking narcotics. Sentence was around a decade?.. and came back way before then

Could also be completely random

Impressive sized hole in that door!

Not saying what the BMW did was right, is it possible the driver of the truck performed some action that the BMW didn’t take well?

So, you shoot at them?!?


valid question, and I was wondering the same. Was this a road rage incident or something more personal ? or just a totally random shooting?