All five victims, three men and two women, were wounded in the legs or feet and are expected to survive their injuries, police said.
Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to rescue one driver from his rig before he was taken to a trauma hospital.
He was walking when he was approached by someone he didn’t know who attacked him, according to police.
“When officers arrived, they located bullet casings in the street nearby but could not locate any victims or suspects,” police said.
Police were able to track the suspects to a home a few miles away in the Wrigley neighborhood, where they found the merchandise.
The shooting happened a little after 8 p.m. at a home near 15th Street and Orizaba Avenue where the group was in the backyard, police said.
The crash occurred around 9 p.m. while the woman was in the roadway on Lakewood Boulevard near Cedar Street.
“This is the most serious case of invasion of privacy I have seen in my 20 years as a prosecutor,” City Prosecutor Doug Haubert said.
Police said someone flagged them down around 11 a.m. Thursday to say they’d seen a car possibly with a gun inside near Ocean Boulevard and Termino Avenue.
The pile-up on the 405 Freeway didn’t result in any major injuries.