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Motorist shot to death on 110 Freeway near Carson

June 9, 2011 |  8:22 am

The scene of the freeway shooting.

Los Angeles police said Thursday that the early morning fatal shooting of a motorist on the 110 Freeway near Carson appears to be a random act.

The 2:55 a.m. shooting occurred on the southbound lanes of the 110 near the 91 Freeway interchange, close to the border between Los Angeles and Carson, said Jacquelyn Abad, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Broadcast reports and photos show that the victim was driving a silver Toyota Prius that apparently crashed into a concrete barrier after the shooting.

The call to police came from the victim, who “just said he was shot,” said a police spokesman interviewed at the scene by KTLA Channel 5. “As of now it just seems like a random act.”

Abad said the victim was an African American man in his 30s. Broadcast reporters at the scene said the  man, whose identity had not been released, was in his 40s.

He had apparently lost consciousness by the time police and paramedics arrived. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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Photo: The scene of the freeway shooting. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5

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