Man in Stalled Vehicle Shot on 210 Freeway, Gunman Sought


REDLANDS, Calif. (KTLA) -- Authorities are searching for the gunman who shot a 42-year-old man inside a stalled vehicle along the 210 Freeway in Redlands.

The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. along the westbound lanes at San Bernardino Avenue.

The victim was sitting in a stalled pickup on the right shoulder when another vehicle pulled up and someone opened fire, Redlands Police Department officials said.

The victim was hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

Two freeway lanes were temporarily shut down during the investigation.

A truck driver was also injured by broken glass Tuesday night when three freeway robbers shot out his windows as he was stopped with a flat tire along the 710 Freeway in Southgate.

The men robbed him, beat him and left him along the side of the freeway.

Another robber brandished a gun Monday night to a driver stalled alongside the 10 Freeway in Ontario, CHP officials said.

The shootings were the latest in a string of freeway shootings on Inland Empire freeways in the last month.

Witnesses have described several different suspect vehicles connected to the shootings.

Some witnesses described a maroon or dark red 4-door 2010 Ford Focus or Chevrolet Cruze with a tinted rear window. Others described a white, full size, regular cab pickup truck with a utility bed and rack. A red Honda Accord, a tan Honda or Hyundai, and a possible black, blue, or red sedan have all been described to police as possible suspect vehicles.

CHP investigators are working with local law enforcement agencies to determine if the latest shooting is related to a series of freeway robberies and shootings in the Inland Empire in September.

Anyone with information in the shooting is asked to contact Detective Rob Williams at (909) 798-7688, Detective Frank Rocha at (909) 798-7580 or Redlands Police Dispatch at (909) 798-7681.

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