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Off-duty deputy, driver exchange shots on 60 Freeway [Updated]

February 11, 2011 |  3:09 pm


An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was involved in a running gunfight Friday afternoon with a motorist on the 60 Freeway in South El Monte.

Details were not available, but law enforcement sources said the motorist was injured. The deputy was unharmed, according to the sources.

The shots were exchanged about 2:30 p.m. on the eastbound 60 Freeway near the Peck Road offramp.

It is unclear what prompted the gunfire or whether any arrests have been made.

[Updated at 3:13 p.m.: The eastbound 60 Freeway is closed as the shooting investigation continues, according to the California Highway Patrol.]

[Updated at 4 p.m.: The freeway has reopened, according to the CHP.]

-- Andrew Blankstein

Photo: Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and the California Highway Patrol investigate the shooting on the 60 Freeway. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times