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Road rage shooting leaves motorist wounded after altercation on Interstate 5 near Burbank [Updated]

November 30, 2010 |  7:33 am

A 27-year-old man was shot near the Western Avenue exit of Interstate 5 in the San Fernando Valley on Monday afternoon during an apparent road rage incident.

Authorities were searching for the shooter, described as an adult male who was driving a dark-colored van. The victim was transported to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center after being shot at least once in the torso, officials said. He is expected to survive.

The incident began about 4:20 p.m. with an altercation between the two drivers on the northbound I-5 freeway near the Western Avenue exit, Burbank Police Lt. John Dilibert said.

 The drivers exited the freeway at Alameda Avenue, stopped and got out of their cars near Ash Avenue and Varney Street, where they continued to argue. The driver of the van pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots at the victim, who was driving a Mercedes sedan, Dilibert said.

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-- Megan O'Neil, Times Community News

[For the record, 8:54 a.m.: A previous version incorrectly identified the reporter on this story as Molly O'Neill. It is Megan O'Neil. For the record at 11:47 a.m.: A previous version continued to spell O'Neil's last name incorrectly as O'Neill.]

Photo: Burbank police detectives look for evidence after a shooting that sent a man to the hospital Monday. The car is stopped at South Lake Street and West Providencia Avenue in Burbank. Credit: Ross A. Benson / Special to Times Community News