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Man Killed in Apparent Road Rage Shooting

A man was shot and killed in what authorities are describing as a road rage incident on the 710 Freeway in the South ...

Posted: Jul 28, 2018 12:43 PM
Updated: Jul 28, 2018 12:43 PM

A man was shot and killed in what authorities are describing as a road rage incident on the 710 Freeway in the South Gate area Thursday night.. )

The victim was a passenger in a vehicle traveling northbound near the 91 Freeway when the shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department stated in a news release. )

The victim was involved in some type of road rage incident with someone in another vehicle when a gunman fired several rounds, hitting him at least once in the upper body, the Sheriff's Department stated. )

The person driving the wounded victim exited the freeway in the 5800 block of Florence Avenue and parked in a lot near the Bicycle Hotel and Casino to call for help. )

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Sheriff's Department stated. )

Authorities have not yet released the man's name, but family members identified him to KTLA as 24-year-old Salvatore Corrales. )

The man driving Corrales was not injured in the shooting. )

Authorities are searching for a black SUV that may have been involved in the shooting. No description of the gunman was available. )

Anyone with information was asked to call the Sheriff's Department at 323-890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. )

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