Southern California

Passenger Killed in Freeway Road Rage Shooting

One person was killed Thursday night in a road-rage shooting on a Southern California freeway.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m. Thursday on the 710 Freeway in South Gate. The department said  someone fired rounds that wounded a passenger in another vehicle.

The driver of the car stuck by gunfire exited the freeway, pulled into a parking lot and called for help. The passenger, who had been struck at least once in the upper body, was taken to a hospital and later died.

The black Honda Accord with at least one bullet hole in the rear passenger side window remained in the parking lot early Friday. Its driver is cooperating with the investigation, police said.

The driver told police he might have cut off another vehicle. Shots were fired a short time later, he said.

A detailed description of the shooter's vehicle was not immediately available.

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