Detectives hunt for gunman who killed a motorist on the 10 Freeway in Boyle Heights

A white tent covers a car on the Soto Street onramp to the 10 Freeway in Boyle Heights as detectives investigate a shooting on Nov. 7.

Detectives were searching Wednesday for a gunman who killed a motorist found in a car on a 10 Freeway onramp in Boyle Heights earlier in the day.

The man, who was in his 50s, was driving a Toyota Corolla west on the 10 Freeway near Soto Street when he was shot by someone in another vehicle, according to LAPD Officer Greg Kraft.

Authorities launched an investigation into the shooting after a California Highway Patrol officer spotted the Corolla stopped with the motor running along the left shoulder of the onramp shortly before 6 a.m., Kraft said The officer stopped to investigate and found the wounded motorist inside, he said.

The man, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, authorities said. A description of the suspect was not available.


The onramp was closed for several hours while police investigated the scene.

Anyone with information concerning the incident is asked to call LAPD Hollenbeck homicide detectives at (323) 342-8964.

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12:25 p.m.: This article was updated with additional details from the LAPD.

10:25 a.m.: This article was updated with additional details about the investigation and the onramp reopening.


This article was originally published at 8:45 a.m.