The California Highway Patrol is investigating two shootings that occurred within hours and a few miles of each other Saturday on the 605 Freeway, including one that wounded a man in his 30s.
The incidents took place on the same stretch of the southbound 605 Freeway in Irwindale, about 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, but it remains unclear if they are related.
In the first shooting, reported at about 5:12 p.m. Saturday on the southbound 605 Freeway north of Lower Azusa Road in Irwindale, two women in a 2011 BMW 528i reported that a black sedan traveling behind them in another lane fired several rounds at their vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol.
One round struck the right side and another the right-side rearview mirror of the BMW, and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The BMW then veered left, struck the center median wall and became disabled in the center median, according to the CHP.
No injuries were reported to the driver, 21, or the passenger, 18, who were both from Pasadena.
The second incident was reported at about 11:23 p.m. Saturday, when officers responded to a call of a shooting victim on the southbound 605 Freeway north of Arrow Highway in Irwindale.
The suspect was described as a man “wearing a black vest, riding a black motorcycle” who used a handgun, according to the CHP.
The victim, an Azusa resident, was transported to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center with a single gunshot wound.
Few other details on the second incident were released. The CHP said, “At this time, there is minimal descriptions of both the suspect and the suspect vehicle.”
Authorities have encouraged anyone who witnessed either incident or has information pertaining to their investigations to call the CHP’s Baldwin Park office at (626) 338-1164.