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Eastbound 10 Freeway shut down after shooting, later reopened

August 20, 2012 |  5:32 am

The eastbound 10 Freeway in Mid-City was shut down Monday morning as officials investigated a shooting and, later, a crash involving a police cruiser.

The incident occurred at around 3:20 a.m. near La Brea Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A black SUV pulled up to a black Ford Mustang carrying three people who had left a nightclub on Robertson Boulevard, and three shots were fired at the Mustang, CHP officials told KTLA.

An 18-year-old man sitting in the front passenger seat was hit in the neck, officials told KTLA. The two others in the Mustang were not hurt, KTLA reported.

During the effort to shut down the freeway, a Los Angeles Police Department cruiser was hit by a motorist, according to media reports. No officers were hurt in the accident, officials told KTLA.

The freeway was closed until about 5 a.m., officials said

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