Man Shot To Death On 210 Freeway Was Road Rage Victim, Police Say
A man was found dead in his car along the 210 freeway near Sylmar late last night and cops are saying that road rage may have been a factor.
The LAPD is saying that the driver of a Mitsubishi Eclipse, a man in his 30s, was driving around 1 a.m. when another car drove up alongside of him and fired into the driver side window. The man's car then veered onto an embankment near the Roxford Street exit, ABC 7 reports. CHP officers were initially responding to a "traffic obstruction" when they found the man's body inside, a release from the LAPD says. The shooter remains on the loose.
There hasn't been an official cause for the shooting yet, but police are speculating that road rage may have been the reason. The unidentified victim did not have a gun, nor did he have any gang ties, Lt. Paul Vernon said.
"It may be he was coming or going to work." Vernon added.
The investigation is ongoing, and the police are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the shooting. Any information regarding the incident is urged to call Det. Gretchen Schultz at (818) 838-9951.