Detectives Search for Leads in 170 Freeway Shooting

Police continue their investigation of a local car-to-car shooting that injured a woman.

Detectives are still searching for a motive and a gunman in a car connected to a local freeway shooting that injured a woman in another vehicle last month, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

North Hollywood Division's gang unit is investigating the Nov. 30 shooting on the 170 Freeway, though it's uncertain if the incident was gang related, said Lt. Alan Hamilton.

"It may be a gang possibility in the end," he said.

The female victim, who was one of the five people in the car, suffered minor injuries in the shooting and is going to recover, Hamilton said.

"A white, foreign-type vehicle pulled up alongside them and an individual from the rear of that vehicle opened fire on their family car, striking the vehicle numerous times," said LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman, according to ABC7.

Hamilton said one firearm was used in the incident, but its unknown yet how many people were in the same vehicle as the gunman.

A press conference to boost an effort in finding witnesses may be held by the holidays, he said.

But Hamilton did say investigators believe a lone gunman was involved with the shooting.

He added that incident is not related to a similar incident in August when a victim reported being shot at on the 170 Freeway but was uninjured.

Hamilton said the victim's testimony may not flow with what actually occurred.


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