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Road rage sparked Santa Ana Freeway shooting, police say

June 4, 2010 |  9:26 am

Authorities say the shooting of a motorist Friday morning on the Santa Ana Freeway apparently was a case of road rage.

A man was shot and wounded while entering the southbound I-5 freeway moments after noticing the gunman on 17th Street as they were both driving their vehicles to the onramp.

Investigators say the victim ended up ahead of the gunman's vehicle at the onramp at Penn Way and entered the freeway.

Apparently angered that the victim was ahead of him, the gunman rolled down the window of his Cadillac Escalade and fired at him, hitting the motorist in the arm, investigators said.

The gunman then fled south on the 5 Freeway while the victim was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

-- Richard Winton

Motorist shot on 5 Freeway in Santa Ana