Latest in series of SoCal shootings reported on 91 Freeway in Long Beach

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The latest in a series of shootings on Southern California freeways was reported on the 91 Freeway in Long Beach late Monday night.

The shooting occurred shortly before midnight as the victim was driving home on the westbound 91 Freeway near Atlantic Avenue.

The driver said she noticed a dark-colored sedan driving eratically before the shooting.

“All I heard was like a sudden popping noise,” said the victim, who was not injured and wished to remain anonymous.

The victim continued driving home, where she discovered two bullet holes in the passenger side of her Honda.

Video showed a car seat in the back of the vehicle, which the victim said she normally uses to take care of her 1-year-old nephew.

She said she was thankful her nephew was not in the car at the time of the shooting.

Monday’s shooting is the fourth in the past three days on Southern California freeways.

About 8:45 p.m. Sunday, a shooting was reported on the 5 Freeway near Euclid Street.

The victim was traveling northbound with his mother and also though a tire had popped when the shooting occurred. Neither was injured in the incident.

The gunman’s vehicle was described as a black Ford Fusion.

Two more shooting incidents were reported on the 605 Freeway Saturday night.

In the first, a white BMW crashed after being shot at near Lower Azusa Road in the Irwindale area.

Two women inside the BMW were not seriously injured.

The shooter’s vehicle in this incident was also described as a dark-colored sedan.

Finally, a motorcyclist was shot on the southbound 605 Freeway near Arrow Highway.

The victim was struck in the leg and hospitalized but is expected to be OK.

The gunman was said to be another motorcyclist.

Investigators have not announced a motive for any of the shootings and it was unclear if any of the incidents were related.

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