ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old boy in the backseat of his mother's car on a Southern California freeway
was shot to death
by another driver in a road rage incident Friday.
Around 8 a.m., a shooting
occurred on State Route 55 in Orange.
“It was an isolated road rage incident between the mom and another driver from a white sedan,” California Highway Patrol Officer Florentino Olivera told KTLA-TV in Los Angeles
“I'm not sure if there were any passengers in that white sedan, but apparently a shot was fired from that sedan into the silver car, and unfortunately, the child who was seated in the right rear seat was struck,” he explained.
The boy died in a hospital, and his name was not released right away.
The freeway was closed for several hours while a dozen investigators searched the lanes for evidence.
The CHP requested assistance from any drivers who were on that section of freeway between 7:55 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., particularly those who had dashboard cameras.