California

Authorities move to stop California highway killings

  • In a May 11, 2016 photo, emergency personnel investigate the scene of a shooting on westbound Highway 4 in Pittsburg, Calif. Northern California authorities are grappling with more than 20 drive-by shootings on two area freeways that have claimed six lives and injured several more. The California Highway Patrol and several police departments have created a task force to stem the roadway violence and at least one city will install security cameras to capture the shooters.  (Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group via AP)

    In a May 11, 2016 photo, emergency personnel investigate the scene of a shooting on westbound Highway 4 in Pittsburg, Calif. Northern California authorities are grappling with more than 20 drive-by shootings on two area freeways that have claimed six lives and injured several more. The California Highway Patrol and several police departments have created a task force to stem the roadway violence and at least one city will install security cameras to capture the shooters. (Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In a May 11, 2016 photo, Westbound Highway 4 in Pittsburg, Calif., is closed as police investigate a shooting. Northern California authorities are grappling with more than 20 drive-by shootings on two area freeways that have claimed six lives and injured several more. The California Highway Patrol and several police departments have created a task force to stem the roadway violence and at least one city will install security cameras to capture the shooters. (Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group via AP)

    In a May 11, 2016 photo, Westbound Highway 4 in Pittsburg, Calif., is closed as police investigate a shooting. Northern California authorities are grappling with more than 20 drive-by shootings on two area freeways that have claimed six lives and injured several more. The California Highway Patrol and several police departments have created a task force to stem the roadway violence and at least one city will install security cameras to capture the shooters. (Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A Northern California city has agreed to install surveillance cameras along a stretch of highway where a young mother of four became the latest victim in a rash of freeway attacks.

The decision on Monday by Pittsburg is the latest action aimed at solving and stopping the spate of shootings that have claimed the lives of six people and injured 11 others in the past year.

Police say all 20 drive-by shootings on or near two major highways have been gang related.

The California Highway Patrol, FBI and two dozen local law enforcement agencies have created a joint task force to investigate the shootings.

So far, police have arrested one person suspected of shooting and injuring a motorist on April 1.

The latest shooting occurred on May 10, when 25-year-old Shanique Maria was shot and killed on Highway 4 in the eastern suburbs of San Francisco.