Two days after two men were shot while driving on the 110 Freeway, a man was shot early Saturday morning while sitting in a vehicle in South L.A.'s Gramercy Park neighborhood before driving onto the same freeway and crashing, police said.
The man, described as being in his 40s, was in a vehicle near West Century Boulevard and South Hobart Boulevard (map) around 2:40 a.m. Saturday when he was shot, LAPD Sgt. Cory Meisner said.
“All we know now is that the victim was sitting in his vehicle at which time an unknown-type vehicle pulled up and fired rounds at him, striking him in the upper torso," Meisner said. “Then he drove from the scene of the shooting and crashed on the southbound 110 Freeway.”
The man crashed into a center divider on the 110 Freeway in L.A.’s Harbor Gateway neighborhood near West El Segundo Boulevard.
He was hospitalized and said to be in “guarded condition.”
The victim crashed about two miles from where two men were shot while driving on the 110 Freeway on Thursday near West Redondo Beach Boulevard.
In that incident, two men were driving when they were both shot around 9:56 p.m., LAPD’s Sgt. McGee said at the time.
The men were both hospitalized in stable condition.
The freeway was closed for about an hour and a half as investigators searched for evidence, but nothing was found, McGee said.
A description of the gunmen in both incidents was not provided.