Police were searching late Sunday for a sniper who fired several shots at a Ralphs Grocery Co. truck, injuring the driver and a second motorist near the Avenida Pico off-ramp on Interstate 5. The incident occurred as the Southern California supermarket strike ended its second week.
Truck driver Leonard Reagins, 32, of Los Angeles was treated by paramedics for minor facial cuts caused by glass shards from his shattered windshield, Police Sgt. Paul Falk said.
A woman identified as Walburga Schaver, 65, of San Clemente , also was treated at the scene by paramedics for minor glass cuts to her hands, Falk said. Schaver's car apparently was hit by a bullet ricocheting off Reagins' truck during the 7:55 p.m. incident.
"No one was seen or heard firing the shots," Falk said. He declined to speculate whether the incident was related to the strike and lockout affecting seven Southland supermarket chains, including Ralphs.