Two SoCal Freeway Shootings, One Fatal

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A freeway shooting victim died Sunday morning
after his car hit a sound wall and flipped over, authorities said.

Homicide detectives were investigating the fatal incident on the 101 Freeway near Van Nuys, Los Angeles police Officer Norma Eisenman said.

The man was found with gun injuries early Sunday by rescue crews
responding to a report of a rolled-over vehicle on the freeway, Los
Angeles Fire Department spokesman Cecil Manresa said.

The victim apparently lost control of the vehicle and hit a sound wall before flipping across the freeway lanes, he said. Rescue crews transported the man to a hospital in critical condition.

A portion of the southbound 101 was closed near Van Nuys Sunday
morning as police investigated.

Meanwhile, about 30 miles southwest in Long Beach, police were
investigating a second freeway shooting that left a man hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

The shooting victim told officers he was driving north on the 710 Freeway near Del Amo Boulevard Saturday evening when another
motorist shot at him, Long Beach police Officer Jackie Bezart said.

The victim was able to drive himself off the freeway and phone for help, she said.

The man characterized the shooting as a road-rage incident, Bezart said.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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