A motorist suffered a graze wound to the arm today in a car-to-car shooting on the westbound Pomona (60) Freeway in East Los Angeles today, authorities said. A gunman rolled up next to the victim on the freeway between Downey Road and Indiana Street about 3:10 a.m. and fired two rounds into his vehicle before speeding off, said a lieutenant at the Los Angles County Sheriff's Department's East Los Angeles Station.
The gunfire shattered the victim's passenger-side window, and one bullet grazed the man's right arm, causing him "very minor injuries," the lieutenant said. The victim then pulled over into a Caltrans closure on the 60 freeway and called for help. He was examined by paramedics but declined hospital transport, the lieutenant said. Officers from the California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck Station initially responded to the shooting but the Sheriff's Department took over after it was determined that shooting had occurred in East L.A. area, the lieutenant said.
The suspect vehicle was described as a dark Mitsubishi, possibly a 90s model Eclipse, according to the Sheriff's Department. A description of the shooter was not immediately released. The motive for the shooting was under investigation.