Man shot while driving on 5 Freeway



Police continue to search for the suspects in what appears to be a violent case of freeway road rage that left one man with a severe laceration to his eye after the suspect opened fire on the 5 Freeway Monday night.

The victim was driving through Commerce, northbound on the 5 freeway, at 8:30 p.m. when a truck pulled up next to his vehicle and the suspect shot one round from the passenger side of a truck at the victim’s car, said Sgt. Luis Mendoza of the California Highway Patrol. The bullet hit the windshield of the victim’s 2003 red Ford. The truck then proceeded to cut the victim’s vehicle off, said Mendoza.

Glass from the windshield left the victim, a 34-year-old man from Burbank, with a laceration to his eye, said Mendoza. The victim pulled off the freeway at 1st Street and Boyle Avenue in Boyle Heights and called 911. He was transported to the hospital to be treated.

The incident is suspected to be a case of road rage but it is still being investigated, Mendoza said. The victim wasn’t able to see the suspect, but ABC 7 reports that the suspect was in a dark blue or black

Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

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One comment

  1. ABC notes only ID was a black or dark-blue Chevy Surburban.

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