Shooting on northbound 405 Freeway in Van Nuys leaves one person hospitalized, other two hurt in drive-by
A man who was driving a black Jeep was shot in the torso in the early hours Saturday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The shooting occurred while the male driver was on the eastbound 405 Freeway at South San Pedro and was stopped at a red light in the 3900 block of North San Pedro Street in Van Nuys.
“At that time of the morning, traffic started slowing down and traffic began to slow down,” Van Nuys police spokesman Detective Sgt. Anthony Imbriglio said.
An unconfirmed report of the incident said that the male was shot after taking a right turn onto a neighborhood street in the 3900 block of North San Pedro Street.
Police confirmed that the victim was the suspected shooter.
The incident was initially reported in the 3900 block of North San Pedro Street.
An 18-year-old man was shot in the same area of the 405 Freeway in Van Nuys Saturday night. A second victim who suffered non-life threatening injuries was transported to a hospital shortly after midnight, according to the Van Nuys police department.
The male, who is reported to be 21, was sitting in his Honda Accord east on the eastbound 405 Freeway, when a male driver pulled up next to him. The male asked him to park the car, but then drove off, police said.
The first victim tried to approach the driver, but was shot in the stomach, police said.
The driver pulled up to the 18-yo in Van Nuys and reportedly shot him in the chest.
The 18-yo was shot in the chest and taken to a local hospital. The second victim was shot in the hand and transported to the same hospital in stable condition, police said.
The driver of the black vehicle was described as a Latino male in his 20s with short dark hair and “a very deep set,” police said. The second victim was described as a man in his 20s with a dark complexion, dark hair and wearing a white hat.
“I know I should have been out patrolling by now, but I wasn’t. It’s terrible. No one should ever experience that,” said Mark Miller who was driving eastbound at