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Man Hit in Neck in Car-to-Car Shooting, Cop Car Struck By Possible DUI Driver in Aftermath

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A car-to-car shooting in the early morning hours of Monday has left one young man wounded, and in the aftermath, set the scene for a possible DUI driver to crash into one of the responding police vehicles.

The shooting took place on the Santa Monica (10) Freeway near the La Brea exit at around 3:15 this morning, according to City News Service. The victim, an 18-year-old male passenger in a red Mustang, was struck in the neck by someone firing from a dark-colored SUV.

The red Mustang left the freeway to call 911, while the suspect vehicle drove off. Authorities closed the freeway in the area to conduct an investigation.

As part of the investigation effort, officers parked their squad car on La Cienega to aid in the freeway closure. After the officers had exited the cop car, a driver crashed into the police vehicle. The officers were not injured, and the driver was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence.