LOS ANGELES - A man is dead and his two children were injured after a car-to-car shooting led to a multiple-vehicle crash on the 60 Freeway in Hacienda Heights Saturday afternoon.
The California Highway Patrol responded to a call on the 60 Freeway near East 7th Avenue a little before 12:30 p.m. Upon arrival, a witness told CHP officers that a gray car opened fire at a white Chevrolet Avalanche.
"At some point the right front passenger stuck his hand with a handgun out the window and fired several shots at the Avalanche and then sped away," CHP officer Marcos Iniguez said.
The shooting forced the Chevrolet driver to lose control of the pickup truck and crashed into another vehicle. The crash killed the Chevrolet driver, later identified as 35-year-old Luis Mendoza, of La Puente.
All three were taken to a hospital, where the father later died. Two teens, ages 16 and 13, were inside the Avalanche during the incident. The crash seriously injured the 13-year-old passenger. The 16-year-old, who was sitting in the back seat, suffered minor injuries.
As of Saturday evening, it is unknown if road rage played a factor in the deadly incident. No arrests have been announced in the shooting.