A 50-year-old Long Beach man found dead in an SUV on the side of the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway in Hawaiian Gardens appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said Sunday.

The death was under investigation as an apparent suicide, the coroner’s office said..

The discovery was made at 5:14 a.m. Friday on the northbound 605 just south of Carson Street, California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Polizzi told City News Service.

The CHP issued a SigAlert at 5:48 a.m., shutting down the two right lanes of the northbound freeway for the investigation.

The lanes were reopened just before 9 a.m.

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