WOODLAND HILLS—A shots fired call was received by the California Highway Patrol on Monday, August 19, around 6:30 a.m. reporting an incident near the De Soto Avenue off-ramp on the eastbound 101 freeway. CHP officers immediately arrived to the scene, causing closures between the I-10 and I-110 for approximately one hour as investigators scouted the crime scene.
Canyon News spoke to CHP Officer Ramstead, who stated the incident was caused by road rage. The suspect, which officers believed to be driving a 2008 GMC Envoy, pulled up alongside the victim’s vehicle and fired multiple shots, three of them striking the car.
No injuries were reported. Upon firing, the victim was able to get away from the other vehicle, allowing the suspect to flee the scene.
According to Ramstead, the closure of the freeway was necessary for officers to search the suspects’ gun shell casings and complete the crime scene investigation, now being carried out by the CHP of West Valley Office. Details regarding the suspect has not been disclosed to the public.