by: Rick Chambers, Cameron Kiszla, Gil Leyvas, additional reporting by Elizabeth Chapman and Sam Bader
A car-to-car shooting on the 105 Freeway in South Los Angeles Friday afternoon injured two people and has led to a closure of the freeway, officials said.
The shooting occurred on the westbound freeway at Central Avenue, according to Lt. Martinez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Officer Gonzalez of the California Highway Patrol confirmed the shooting was from one vehicle to another, and CHP spokesperson Angelia Gonzales later confirmed that the incident occurred at 6:23 pm
Two people were taken to a hospital for their injuries, though it remains unclear if they were struck by gunfire or possibly injured in a crash. Aerial footage from the scene showed at least one crashed car near the center divider.
The shooter or shooters fled westbound on the 105, Gonzales added.
A SigAlert has been issued for the freeway, and all lanes will be blocked for two hours, according to the HPC.
Traffic is being diverted onto Wilmington Avenue.
At 8:23 pm, the SigAlert was extended for another two hours, the HPC added.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the CHP Southern Division Major Crimes Unit at 323-644-9550.
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