A motorcyclist followed an alleged freeway gunman to an apartment in Van Nuys and had him arrested this morning in one of three early-morning shootings today on Southern California roadways.
The motorcyclist, Reunald Parker, 28, of North Hollywood, told police that he was driving about 3:30 a.m. near Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue when a car made a U-turn in front of him, Van Nuys Police Sgt. Harry Mauk said. When Parker attempted to write down the car's license plate number, the car followed him onto the Hollywood Freeway and a shot was fired, Mauk said. Robert Salas, 21, was arrested at his apartment for investigation of attempted murder, police said.
Shots were also fired about 1:30 a.m. at a tanker truck on the Golden State Freeway near Lankershim Boulevard in Sun Valley, the California Highway Patrol reported. The truck driver, Jerry Sharp, said shots were fired from a green Chevrolet van that had sped up from behind and cut in front of him, CHP Officer Ralph Elvira said. The CHP said the third incident occurred earlier today on the Golden State Freeway apparently involving the same green Chevrolet van. But officers did not provide details of the shooting.