Car-to-car shooting injures 2, closes westbound 105 Fwy in South Los Angeles

by: Rick Chambers, Cameron Kiszla, Gil Leyvas, additional reporting by Elizabeth Chapman and Sam Bader

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A car-to-car shooting on the 105 freeway in south Los Angeles on Friday afternoon injured two people and closed the freeway, officials said.

The shooting happened on the westbound freeway at Central Avenue, according to Lt. Martinez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

California Highway Patrol Officer Gonzalez confirmed the shooting was vehicle-to-vehicle, and CHP spokeswoman Angelia Gonzales later confirmed the incident occurred at 6:23 p.m.

Two people were taken to hospital with their injuries, but it is unclear whether they were hit by gunfire or possibly injured in an accident. Aerial footage from the scene showed at least one wrecked car near the center divider.

The shooter or shooters fled west on 105, Gonzales added.

A SigAlert has been issued for the freeway, and all lanes will be blocked for two hours, according to the cogeneration.

Traffic is being diverted onto Wilmington Avenue.

At 8:23 p.m., the SigAlert was extended for two additional hours, the Cogeneration added.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the CHP Southern Division Major Crimes Unit at 323-644-9550.

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