A failed drug deal led to a chase and shooting on the southbound Harbor (110) Freeway Wednesday, prompting an hours-long closure of the roadway.
The trouble began around 4 a.m. in the Gardena.
“There was a drug deal gone bad in the city of Gardena involving … the occupants of two vehicles,” California Highway Patrol Officer Simeon Yarbrough told KNX Newsradio.
The drivers of the vehicles — a white Infiniti SUV and a gray BMW SUV — drove south on the 110 Freeway, leading to a car-to-car shooting near Redondo Beach Boulevard.
No one is believed to have been struck by the gunfire, but one of the vehicles wound up crashing into the back of a Cadillac Escalade, KNX reported.
“The occupants of the Escalade were uninjured and taken to a safe place,” Yarbrough told KNX. “The occupants of the gray BMW SUV were injured from the traffic collision but they weren’t hit by any rounds.”
The BMW occupants were taken to a hospital, but the people in the Infiniti remained at large.
The southbound freeway was completely closed, and it remained blocked until about 10 a.m.
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