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Police search for gunman who shot driver in face on 110 Freeway

November 26, 2012 |  7:25 am

Police searched Monday for a gunman who shot a driver in the face on the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles.

The victim, whose name was not released, told police he was driving south about 9 p.m. Sunday when a car pulled up next to him. He said a passenger in the vehicle fired three shots, with one bullet piercing his left cheek and exiting his right cheek.

The victim was able to pull over and call for help, according to Los Angeles police Sgt. Rudy Alaniz.

The victim was taken to a hospital in fair condition, Alaniz said.

Alaniz said the victim told police he was a gang member from Compton. He told authorities that he did not recognize the driver of the car or the person who shot him.

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