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Man Wounded in Ear in Car-to-Car Shooting on 110 Freeway

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A 21-year-old Placentia man who had just given his girlfriend a ride to her college campus was injured in a car-to-car shooting on the Harbor (110) Freeway Thursday.Tran Ngyen Anh Linh was driving his 2008 black Honda Accord in the far right lane of the 110 through an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County just west of Carson at about 2:40 p.m when the gunfire erupted, according to City News Service. His last stop had been Los Angeles Harbor College, and he was headed home, preparing to transition to the 405 Freeway.

California Highway Patrol Sgt. David Nelms says Linh reports hearing a loud bang, and then the sensation of having been struck in the ear.

Linh pulled over and called 911. He was transported to the hospital, where they treated him for his wound in his ear. He is listed in stable condition and is expected to be released today.

Linh's front driver's side window had a hole in it, say the CHP, who are investigating the shooting. The on-site investigation led to a three-hour closure of all northbound lanes in the area of the crime Thursday afternoon, and an ensuing two-mile backup of traffic.

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The CHP have not released a description of the suspect.