BELLFLOWER, Calif. (KTLA) — Road rage may have triggered a confrontation between two motorists that erupted in gunfire on the 91 Freeway in Bellflower Thursday night, authorities said.
It happened just before 8:45 p.m. on the westbound 91 Freeway near Bellflower Boulevard at the 605 Freeway.
A confrontation broke out between the occupants of a Honda Accord and a 2013 Chrysler sedan, CHP Capt. Daniel Minor told reporters.
At some point, the two vehicles made contact.
The impact sent the Honda into the center divider, while the Chrysler ran into a wall on the right shoulder.
Two men got out of the Honda and at least one of them opened fire on the two people inside the Chrysler, Minor said.
The two attackers were then picked up by a silver SUV.
The two shooting victims were transported to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood.
One of the victims was in critical condition, while the second was shot in the elbow, Minor said.
All westbound lanes were closed. The southbound 605 Freeway connector to the westbound 91 Freeway was also closed.