Written by AARON CASTREJON
ROWLAND HEIGHTS - The California Highway Patrol now states a victim inside a vehicle was wounded by a gunman on the 60 freeway early Sunday morning.
Two people were heading east on the 60 freeway near Fairway Avenue when one of two males in a blue or purple Dodge sedan fired at least three gunshots, according to the California Highway Patrol in a written statement.
The shooting occurred around 12:45 a.m.
The wounded man and one other occupant exited onto Lemon Avenue and entered a strip mall at 20627 Golden Springs Dr.
Initially, the California Highway Patrol Traffic Management Center told SGV CityWatch in an interview just before 7 a.m. that no gunshot victims had yet been found, but a caller said her husband had been shot on the freeway.
However, a log of Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatches indicated firefighters responded to a medical emergency call at Lemon and Golden Springs at 12:52 a.m. in Diamond Bar.
It is not publicly clear if the California Highway Patrol was told much later of a victim connected to the freeway shooting.
The victim was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, the CHP said.
At 6:46 a.m., the CHP shut down all eastbound lanes of the 60 freeway at Nogales Street, including the Nogales on ramp for an investigation. All lanes were reopened just before 8 a.m.
Anyone with information on this shooting is urged to call Investigator C. Rodriguez Of the CHP Baldwin Park Office at 626-338-1164.