Skip to comments.Driver found shot in LA freeway wreck
Posted on 03/30/2008 10:10:14 PM PDT by traumer
LOS ANGELES - Rescue crews responding to a wreck on a Los Angeles freeway found a driver fatally shot in the head early Sunday, while another driver was shot and wounded in a separate attack about 30 miles away, authorities said.
The shootings were the latest in a string of attacks on Southern California freeways that have alarmed motorists and authorities.
Investigators did not know what led to the fatal shooting on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley on Sunday. The wreck snarled traffic for several hours near Van Nuys.
"There's absolutely no witnesses at this time, no information," Los Angeles police Officer Norma Eisenman said.
The car crashed near a freeway onramp, so it was possible the victim was shot before entering the highway, Eisenman said.
The second shooting was in Long Beach, where the victim was able to drive himself off the freeway and phone for help on Saturday night, Officer Jackie Bezart said.
The man told officers another motorist shot at him as the result of road rage along the 710 Freeway, Bezart said. The man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators do not think the cases were related to three other shootings, two that were fatal, in the past several weeks on Southern California freeways.
In Virginia, authorities on Friday arrested two teenagers in connection with random shootings along Interstate 64 and potshots taken at a credit union and a residence a day before. Two people were slightly injured, prompting investigators to briefly shut down a 20-mile stretch of the highway between Waynesboro and Charlottesville.
Those shootings stirred memories of the Washington-area sniper shootings six years ago that killed 10 people.
The wild west?
Maybe it’s Enviro- mental cases mad at gas guzzlers?
Do you know what happened to the idjit that was standing on the bridge from Pa. to N.J. with a baseball bat?
That would be an new one, huh?
Nope. Don't know what you're talking about.
I HATE TO HEAR THIS! Our youngest son is going to college in Irvine Ca, not far from these places where the shootings were. He LOVES to drive up 101. Now I have one more thing to worry about! I can’t wait till he is home for summer in Texas. We have about ZERO crime in Lake Jackson Texas. Don’t pull a gun on a Texan. MOST of us are carrying heat.
WAR ZONE: Driver Found Shot in LA Freeway Wreck...
Caught my eye too because my son lives in Glendora.
Impossible. Guns are strictly regulated in California. This could never have happened, there are laws against it, created for the children!!! /sarc
Oh, my. UCI?
I feel sorry for you - and him. I spent my latter teen years around there, and when I was there, the Vietnamese gangs were infesting the area fairly heavily.
Don’t discount it being the work of MS13
Hey, did you know we have a couple of candidates running for president courting their votes?
Or 18th Street, if they’re still around.
It’s not like LA has a shortage of gangs this could be attributed to.
Oh Well, there goes the thought of bus after bus loaded with Yen-rich Japanese tourists to Southern California buying up everything in sight and fattening the tourist, accomodation and transportation sectors. They ‘ll stick to Okinawa where they won’t face such....wait a minute. Problems down there, too! I guess they will all just stick to the domestic Japan onsen circuit.
I wouldn’t worry about him driving up the 101 in particular. These shootings happen on pretty much every freeway in So. Cal.
The people involved in the Walt Whitman bridge incident surrendered and are charged with making terrorist threats.
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