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60 Freeway in Diamond Bar reopened after shooting [Updated]

June 15, 2011 | 11:16 am

Shootingfreeway Traffic was flowing again Wednesday on the 60 Freeway in Diamond Bar after a shooting investigation closed lanes in both directions.

The shooting occurred in nearby La Puente shortly before 7:30 a.m. when two men got in a heated argument at Old Valley Road and Valley Boulevard, said Sgt. Tom Wilson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

One of the men pulled out a gun and fired “several rounds” at the other, Wilson said.

The two men fought over the gun, and the man who initially fired it fled in a vehicle. He was injured and driving east on the 60 Freeway when he passed out. His car skidded into the center divider just past Diamond Bar Boulevard, Wilson said.

An off-duty officer who stopped to help noticed the man was injured and had a gun.

He was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital, where he was under guard Wednesday.

The man he fought with was treated at a different hospital for three gunshot wounds: On his hand, the side of his head and in the middle of his face.

[Updated at 11:49 a.m.: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the man who fired the gun suffered three gunshot wounds; it was the other man who did.]

The investigation was ongoing. Wilson said the man who shot the gun was 50 years old, and the other was 43 or 44.


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Photo: Shooting investigation on 60 Freeway. Credit: KTLA-TV.