A deadly shooting occurred on Monday, which officials are examining as a possible road rage incident. The confrontation took place near the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and the Marina Freeway, close to the borders of Venice, Del Rey, and Marina del Rey.
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department arrived at the scene around 12:20 p.m. Monday. The alleged shooter was in a black, four-door Kia, while the victim was driving a black, four-door Volkswagen. The two reportedly engaged in an argument while driving on the Marina Freeway before exiting onto the intersecting street. The suspect then fired shots into the victim’s vehicle.
The suspect fled the scene in the Kia after the shooting took place, according to police reports. The victim, a man in his 20s, tragically died at the scene after suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Because the investigation is still ongoing, the victim’s identity has not been released.
Lincoln Boulevard was temporarily closed as the police investigated the incident.
LAPD Capt. Michael Applegate shared with reporters that the incident seemed to have a potential connection to road rage. Detectives are currently gathering information from witnesses and nearby surveillance camera footage to understand the events leading up to the fatal incident.
Preliminary findings indicate that both drivers exited their vehicles when they stopped at a traffic light, and at that moment, one of them pulled out a gun and started shooting. After escaping the scene in his vehicle, the suspect was seen driving north on Lincoln Boulevard.