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110 Freeway reopens; suspect sought in shooting

March 23, 2013|By Bob Pool

Traffic was moving again Saturday night on the southbound 110 Freeway through downtown Los Angeles  following a shooting that left a man critically wounded, authorities said.

The unidentified victim was thrown from a car after being shot twice, investigators said.  He was taken to a local hospital.

The shooting occurred about 5 p.m. between 8th and 9th streets, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Cecil Manresa.

Police were searching for the shooter, who fled in a burgundy or gray Toyota Camry with its rear window blown out.

Although officials had indicated that southbound freeway lanes might be closed for up to eight hours while investigators searched for clues, the two lanes closest to the center divider were reopened by about 7:15 p.m. Caltrans freeway cameras showed that traffic, backed up more than a mile, was loosening up and traffic was moving at normal speeds by 8 p.m.

Investigators were attempting to determine whether the shooting might be gang-related and whether multiple suspects were involved, LAPD Sgt. John Kirkpatrick said.


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