1 dead after road rage incident on 710 Freeway in South Gate

One person was killed in a road rage incident on the northbound 710 Freeway north of the 91 Freeway in South Gate, and authorities searched today for the killer.

Sheriff’s detectives learned that the victim, who was a passenger in a vehicle, was involved in a road rage incident about 9:30 p.m. Thursday and the suspect fired multiple rounds at the victim, who was struck at least once in the upper torso, according to Deputy Trina Schrader of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver of the victim vehicle exited the freeway at the 5800 block of Florence Avenue and drove to a parking lot to call for help, she said.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver was not hurt.

There was no suspect information or a description of the suspect vehicle immediately available.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the LosAngeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

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