On Sunday a man was shot and killed on the eastbound Ventura Freeway in Sherman Oaks. The LA Daily News crime blog has details. Here’s a snippet from reporter Jason Kandel:
I went out to the scene yesterday of a freeway shooting in which a 20-year-old man was found with a bullet to his head in his crashed car. The man’s smashed up white car was found near the center divider on the eastbound Ventura Freeway between Van Nuys Boulevard and Woodman Avenue in Sherman Oaks at 8:14 a.m. yesterday.
Paramedics responding to what they thought was a crash saw the victim with the bullet and was taken to UCLA Medical Center where he died later. The man’s car struck the eastbound freeways right sound wall, crossed all five lanes and slammed into the center divider. Los Angeles Police Capt. Jim Miller said police had no witnesses and few leads. Not much was known about the victim, identified as Marlon Gordillo Sical.
This was the second deadly freeway shooting in the Fernando Valley this month. About 2 a.m. March 1, Bunthan Roeung, 26, of Sylmar died after being shot on the 101 near Barham Boulevard.
Drudge is linking to an AP story on Yahoo News with the scary headline “War Zone: Driver found shot in LA freeway wreck.” The story makes mention of a shooting earlier this month on the 10 Freeway in Pomona. We covered the initial story but have done little follow up. Here’s a blog link and a story link.