3 freeway shootings, including 1 deadly, reported within 24 hours on LA County roads

The California Highway Patrol is investigating three separate shootings that occurred Tuesday on Los Angeles County freeways.

It is unknown if any of the shootings are related.


The latest shooting happened just before 5 p.m. on the northbound 710 freeway near the 105 in Paramount. According to CHP, an unknown SUV drove alongside the passenger side of the victim vehicle and fired an unknown number of shots.

Two victims, a male passenger and a minor, were hurt in the shooting. The male passenger was hit by shattered glass and was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. The minor was also taken to the hospital for minor injuries. The driver of the victim's car was not hurt and stayed on scene.

The suspect drove off from the scene.

Traffic was backed up for miles as lanes were shut down for hours before reopening.


The second shooting happened around 10:30 a.m. on the eastbound 91 freeway near the Avalon Boulevard off-ramp in Carson. The shooting left one person injured. 

A man and woman were in the victim car. The woman was shot and taken to a local hospital. She is in serious, but stable condition. The suspect fled the area. 

RELATED: Shooting on 91 Freeway in Carson area is 2nd in LA County within 12 hours: CHP

Man shot and killed on 710 Freeway in South Gate

South Gate 

The first shooting happened overnight on the 710 Freeway in South Gate. A man who was wounded later died from his injuries. 

Bullets fired from one car to another around 12:30 a.m. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was in the number one lane. The unidentified suspect was in the number three. Suddenly, there was a barrage of bullets coming at the victim. The victim pulled over to the median to call CHP for help, while the suspect fled using the Florence exit.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he later died. 

No arrests have been made in any of the shootings, nor has any suspect description been released.  

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