A gunman remains at large after a car-to-car shooting on the Pomona (60) Freeway in Hacienda Heights resulted in a multi-vehicle crash and left a man dead and his two teen sons injured.
The California Highway Patrol said that three people were injured and transported to a hospital by Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics.
The man died at a hospital, CHP Officer Dion Conley confirmed. He could not provide further details.
CBS2 reported the fatal victim was 35-year-old Luis Mendoza of La Puente, the father of the other two victims — a 13-year-old boy who was seriously wounded in the incident and 16-year-old boy who suffered less serious injuries — and that a witness said he was behind the wheel of a white Chevrolet Avalanche when shots were fired out of the passenger window of the other vehicle, which sped off.
The shooting was reported at 12:28 p.m. Saturday and caused a multi-vehicle collision at the 60 Freeway and Seventh Avenue, according to CHP Officer Elizabeth Kravig. It was unclear if any of the victims were struck by gunfire.
All eastbound lanes were shut down at Seventh, and a subsequent police investigation closed the transition road from both sides of the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway to the eastbound 60.
The suspect vehicle was described as a gray Toyota Corolla or Camry, Kravig said. No suspect description was available.
The freeway was cleared and the SigAlert canceled about 5:35 p.m., according to the CHP.