1 Injured in Car-to-Car Shooting in Highland Park; LAPD Searching for 4 Men

One person was injured in a car-to-car shooting in Highland Park Friday afternoon, and police were looking for four men in connection with the shooting, authorities said.

LAPD was responding to a shooting in Highland Park on Aug. 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

LAPD was responding to a shooting in Highland Park on Aug. 15, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The male victim was shot at Roble Avenue and Avenue 64 (map) about 4 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Officer Nuria Vanegas said.

The victim got into a vehicle and headed onto the 110 Freeway, where he crashed, Vanegas said. He was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Officers appeared to be investigating a black car that was crashed into the curb near the intersection of Avenues 64 and 66, aerial video from Sky5 showed.

The shooting was believed to be gang-related, Vanegas said. Four Hispanic men were being sought, but no perimeter had been set up, she said.

A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department said paramedics were called to the scene just after 4 p.m., responding to the nearby 6400 block of La Riba Way.

The Marmion Way on-ramp to the freeway was closed for one hour due to the police activity, the California Highway Patrol said aout 4:30 p.m., announcing a SigAlert.

LAPD urged people to avoid the area of Figueroa Street and York Boulevard, which is several blocks away from the site of the shooting.

KTLA’s Scott Williams and Feven Kiflegiorgis contributed to this article.


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