Shooting on northbound 405 Freeway in Van Nuys leaves one person hospitalized

Aerial view of traffic on a freeway
A screenshot from news helicopter video shows traffic backed up on the northbound 405 Freeway near Sherman Way where the California Highway Patrol was investigating reports of a shooting Monday evening.
(KTLA-TV Channel 5)

A shooting on the 405 Freeway in Van Nuys left one person injured and caused a major traffic jam during the evening rush hour Monday, according to authorities.

Dispatchers received calls around 3:24 p.m. of a possible car-to-car shooting on the northbound 405 north of Victory Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Initially, officers at the scene weren’t able to find anyone involved in the shooting, but they received a call shortly after about a possible victim at a hospital, authorities said.


There, officers found a man who was being treated for a gunshot wound he suffered during the shooting, according to the Highway Patrol. The man’s injury wasn’t considered life-threatening.

Investigators shut down all lanes of the northbound 405 north of Victory for about 1½ hours while they investigated, the Highway Patrol said.

All lanes had reopened as of 7 p.m., CHP Officer Edgar Figueroa said.

No arrest had been made as of Monday night, Figueroa said.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact CHP’s West Valley Area office at (818) 888-0980.