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Long Beach police identify men found shot to death on the 405 Freeway


Police have identified the two men found fatally shot on the 405 Freeway in Long Beach late Saturday night.

The victims are Reginald Watson Sajonas, 37, of Anaheim, and Derek Alexander Pouono, 36, of Long Beach, according to Long Beach police.

The two were discovered in a light-colored SUV just before 10 p.m. on the right shoulder of the northbound 405 Freeway by the Long Beach Boulevard exit. California Highway Patrol officials shut down the freeway for about four hours after the incident. 

Police are still investigating and are unsure if the victims were killed in a car-to-car shooting or if their bodies were left by the freeway after they were slain, a police spokesman said.


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