Car Hit by Gunfire on Freeway in Anaheim

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
June 7, 2021 Updated: June 7, 2021

ANAHEIM—A car was hit by gunfire on a freeway in Anaheim, the third similar incident in the Southland in two days, it was reported June 7.

The latest shooting occurred shortly before 9 p.m. June 6 on the northbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway near Euclid Street, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Fox 11.

The driver, who was not injured, told authorities that shots were fired at his car from another vehicle, described as a black Ford Fusion with tinted windows, Channel 11 reported.

Two other recent shootings occurred in Irwindale.

About 11:25 p.m. June 5, a man was shot and wounded on the southbound San Gabriel River (605) Freeway near Arrow Highway, the CHP reported.

Paramedics transported the victim, in his 30s from Azusa, to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center with a single gunshot wound.

The CHP’s Baldwin Park office urged anyone with any information regarding the shooting to call them at 626-338-1164.

Meanwhile, authorities were trying to determine whether the shooting was related to another one that also occurred on the 605 Freeway and also in Irwindale.

That incident was reported at 5:13 p.m. June 5 on the southbound 605 Freeway at Lower Azusa Road, according to the CHP.

Shots were fired and at least one vehicle crashed, possibly due to the shooting, the CHP reported. No one was hurt.

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