Fatal shooting on 91 Freeway near Anaheim creates traffic nightmare

Two people are shot on 91 Freeway in Anaheim

A fatal shooting on the 91 Freeway in Anaheim created a traffic nightmare in the area late Monday after westbound lanes were closed while officers searched for evidence.

One person was killed and another wounded when gunfire was reported around 8 p.m. near Kramer Avenue on the heavily traveled east-west freeway that cuts through Orange County, Anaheim police said.

All westbound lanes were shutdown at Tustin Avenue, causing a backup that stretched about two miles to Lakeview Avenue, according to

Officers swarmed the westbound lanes of the 91 Freeway near the 57 Freeway as they searched for suspects, according to the Anaheim Police Department. Late Monday, no arrests had been reported. 

Officers with flashlights formed a line and walked across the closed westbound lanes looking for evidence, according to television news footage. They were followed by patrol cars using headlights to illuminate the search area.

Lt. Bob Dunn Told The Times that the wounded victim was taken to a hospital. The victim's condition was not immediately known. 

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10:33 p.m: This post has been updated to inlcude details regarding the freeway closure and traffic jam in the area.

8:56 p.m: This post was updated to report that one person was slain in the shooting.

The post was initially published at 8:46 p.m.

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