Motorcyclist reportedly shot on 405 Freeway in Torrance; investigation snarls traffic
A shooting investigation shut down the northbound side of the 405 Freeway for over an hour Thursday in Torrance.
The closure began sometime after 9:30 a.m. when the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene on the northbound 405 regarding the report of a motorcyclist who had been shot, agency officials said.
The victim, a 44-year-old man, told the CHP that he had been shot by another motorcyclist on the freeway.
The man was transported to a hospital with a gunshot wound. CHP did not say whether the injury was serious or not life-threatening.
Around noon, the CHP shut down all lanes to search for evidence, snarling traffic.
Footage from KTLA-TV Channel 5 showed traffic backed up for almost a mile.
All lanes of the freeway were reopened by 1:30 p.m.
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