County officials released the identity of a man found shot to death in his car on the on-ramp of the I-10 Freeway in Boyle Heights last week, local media reported.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office identified the victim as Juan Romero Gordillo, 58, according to MyNewsLA.
A California Highway Patrol officer found Gordillo unresponsive in the driver’s seat of his car with the motor running just before 6 a.m. on Nov. 7, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release. Police said Gordillo was driving westbound at the Soto Street exit when he was shot from another vehicle, which may have been driving on the same freeway.
The motive and identity of the suspect is still unknown, and police are asking witnesses to call in with any potential leads on the case.
Previous reports of freeway shootings have typically been road rage incidents. Last year, two people were hospitalized after a driver with a gun shot another driver armed with a knife on the I-10 Freeway in Colton, the Los Angeles Times reported. In 2016, multiple lanes of the same freeway in San Bernardino County were closed after a near-collision resulted in a possible vehicle-to-vehicle shooting.
SIGALERT UPDATE IN ALHAMBRA. SOTO ST. ON-RAMP TO WB I-10 WILL BE CLOSED FOR AN UNKNOWN DURATION DUE TO POLICE ACTIVITY
— CHP PIO – LA County (@CHPsouthern) November 7, 2018