Passenger Dies After Gunman Opens Fire on 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles

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An investigation was underway after a man was fatally shot on the 110 Freeway in South L.A. on Aug. 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Police on Monday were searching for a gunman who opened fire on a passenger inside a car on the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles, leaving the man dead, according to LAPD.

The vehicle was traveling southbound on the freeway between Vernon and Slauson avenues Sunday night when someone opened fire on the vehicle, Detective Rick Gordon of the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The driver exited the freeway at Florence Avenue and stopped near a gas station at the intersection of West Florence Avenue and South Flower Street before calling authorities, according to Gordon.

Paramedics arrived a short time after, but the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

His identity has not yet been released, and police have described the victim only as a 48-year-old man.

Authorities had no description of the person who fired the fatal gunshots.

It was also not immediately clear if the shooting was gang related, Gordon said.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting has been asked to call LAPD’s Criminal Gang Homicide Division at 323-786-5113.

KTLA’s Geoff Peters contributed to this story.