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Freeway shooting leaves parolee wounded


LOS ANGELES, Calif.–A parolee was in fair condition today with a head wound he suffered when he was shot in the head on the Harbor (110) Freeway in South Los Angeles while being pursued by gang rivals, police said.

The incident began around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, when a gang member recently paroled to a rival gang’s area set out to see his girlfriend, said Sgt. James Winter of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southeast Station.

“It started on surface streets,” Winter said.

Rival gang members spotted the parolee in the area of 117th Street and Compton Avenue, pursued him onto the Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway and followed as he transitioned to the southbound Harbor (110) Freeway, where the shooting occurred around 9 p.m. Sunday, he said.

“The male victim was driving when several rounds were fired into his car,” said Sgt. Rudy Alaniz of the Los Angeles Police Department 77th Street Station, whose officers also responded to the shooting.

The bullet that struck the victim went in and out above his left ear, Winter said.

Alaniz said the victim–whose name and age were being withheld–was walking and talking when officers arrived. He was taken to a hospital in fair condition, he said.