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Motorist shot on 60 Freeway in East L.A.

June 3, 2009 |  7:10 am

Authorities are searching for a gunman who shot and wounded a motorist early this morning on the eastbound 60 Freeway in East L.A..

The shooting occurred between Indiana Street and Downey Road when a driver of a black two-door Mitsubishi Eclipse pulled up next to the victim and fired two shots, shattering the driver's passenger window and grazing his right arm, said Sgt. Keith Wall of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

“He’s going to be fine,” Wall said of the driver, who exited the freeway a mile later and notified police about 3:10 a.m.

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department and the California Highway Patrol initially responded. The investigation, however, is being handled by the Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with information is asked to call the East Los Angeles sheriff’s station at (323) 264-4151.

-- Ruben Vives