HIGHLAND PARK — One person was shot this afternoon in Highland Park but managed to drive away from the shooting scene and was later involved in a traffic collision on the 110 Freeway, according to preliminary police reports.
The shooting reported at about 4 p.m. took place near Avenue 64 and Roble Avenue, according to LAPD spokeswoman Nuria Vanegas. The victim then apparently drove to the nearby 110 Arroyo Seco Parkway, where the person’s car was involved in a crash.
No information was available on the victim’s condition or suspects.
Police advised residents this afternoon to avoid the area near Figueroa Street and York Boulevard as they investigated the shooting. Police have also advised drivers from using the 110 Freeway exits and entrances off of Avenue 64.
Today’s shooting comes two days after police investigated a drive-by shooting near Figueroa and Ave 56. There were no reports of injuries from that shooting.
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Update: CBS2 says the victim was shot in the leg during the car-to-car shooting. Police are searching for suspects in a yellow Ford Escape.
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