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Boyle Heights car-to-car shooting leaves one man dead [updated]

fatal shooting soto onramp at 10 freeway

By LUCY GUANUNA

Boyle Heights  —  Detectives are investigating a car-to-car shooting near a freeway onramp early this morning that left one man dead.

The shooting occurred at about 5:55 a.m. when the victim was driving near the westbound 10 Freeway onramp at Soto Street, said Sgt. Kevin Moore with LAPD Hollenbeck Division.

The victim, a Latino male, 40 to 50-years-old, was struck by gunfire while in his vehicle. The victim died at the scene.

The shooting is not believed to be a case of road rage, Moore said. However, the details surrounding the homicide remain unclear.

Update: The victim was identified as 58-year-old Juan Romero Gordillo, reports MyNewsLA.com

The police released more details of the incident and also asked the public to help find the suspect or suspects:

“CHP officer observed a vehicle stopped along the left shoulder of the Soto Street on-ramp to the westbound 10 Freeway. The CHP officer stopped to investigate and discovered the motorist sitting in the driver’s seat unresponsive with the motor running. Hollenbeck officers responded to a radio call and were met by the Los Angeles Fire Department who had pronounced the victim dead at scene. The victim was driving westbound on the 10 Freeway at the Soto Street Exit, in a Toyota Corolla when he was shot by unknown suspect/s driving an unknown vehicle, possibly driving on the same freeway. The victim sustained a gunshot wound and died from his injuries at scene. The victim is described as a male Hispanic in his 50’s.The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Alvarez and Manriquez at (323) 342-8964 or (877) 527-3247 during non-business hours. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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