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Car-to-Car Freeway Shooting Narrowly Misses Driver

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Authorities in North Hollywood are investigating what appears to be an unprovoked car to car shooting on the Hollywood (170) Freeway early Friday morning.

Peter Deng was the driver of the vehicle that was hit by three rounds of gunfire near the Burbank exit of the northbound 170 at around 12:30 a.m., according to City News Service. He says the shooter pulled up next to him, and then opened fire, striking the outside of the vehicle. One bullet went through the glass, but Deng was not struck.

Without speeding up, the shooter drover northbound while the victim steered his car to the exit, says Deng.

Sgt. Ernie Fischer of the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Station says it was a "completely random attack," not preceded by any argument or exchange of words between the drivers.

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Deng says the shots came from the back seat of a "four-door silver American sedan." He has no idea why the shooter fired at him.