2 Injured in Road-Rage Shooting, Stabbing That Shut Down Eastbound 10 Freeway in Colton: Police

One person was shot and another was stabbed in a suspected road-rage incident that temporarily shut down the 10 Freeway in Colton Tuesday evening, police said.

Traffic was backed up along the eastbound side of the 10 Freeway in Colton after a shooting on Aug. 29, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident was reported about 4:45 p.m. near the Mount Vernon Avenue exit, according to the California Highway Patrol.

An initial investigation indicates that one vehicle shot at another vehicle on the highway, causing the vehicle that was shot at to side swipe the vehicle where the shots allegedly came from, Colton Police Sgt. Ray Mendez said.

Both people got out of their respective vehicles and began to argue, when one of them allegedly stabbed the other, Mendez said.

Both were taken to a hospital with serious injuries to their upper bodies, Mendez said, elaborating that one had a stab wound and the other had a gunshot wound.

The vehicle that was side swiped remained at the scene until it was towed from the area.

The eastbound side of the highway was shut down before the vehicle that was side swiped was towed, and was eventually reopened, Mendez said.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed that traffic was backed up near the incident.