Man killed in California freeway shooting
Officials called to the scene of what they thought was a car crash found a homicide instead. California Highway Patrol officers were called to the Ventura Freeway at about 8:15 a.m. Sunday morning. A sedan had crashed into the sound barrier and flipped over several times. The driver of the car had been shot in the head, the officers discovered.
The victim, unidentified but between the ages of 25 and 30, was taken to a hospital where he later died, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Cecil Manresa said.
Officials closed the freeway while homicide investigators were called in. The freeway reopened around 2 p.m.
Another freeway shooting took place in nearby Long Beach on Saturday night. That man was able to drive to find help and was not seriously hurt. Three other shootings, two of them fatal, occurred on Southern California freeways in the past several weeks.
Los Angeles Times