2 Friends Found Shot Dead Inside Car Along 405 Freeway

LONG BEACH (CBS) — Police said two men were found shot to death inside a sport utility vehicle on the 405 Freeway.

Police found Anaheim resident Reginald “Reggie” Watson Sajonas, 37, and Long Beach resident Derek Alexander Pouono, 36, at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Their bodies were inside an SUV on the northbound shoulder between Atlantic Avenue and the Long Beach (710) Freeway, Long Beach police Sgt. Rico Fernandez said.

Two CHP officers, who arrived shortly afterward, reported hearing gunfire in the area, and closed the freeway in both directions for about five hours.

Fernandez said police are investigating the deaths as a double homicide. Investigators said the shootings may have been a car-to-car attack but haven’t confirmed that.

No description of a suspect or suspect vehicle was available.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Mark McGuire or Mark Bigel at (562) 570-7244. Those wishing to remain anonymous may submit tips via text or email by visiting the Long Beach Police Department Web site.

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  • http://vugvee.wordpress.com vugvee

    Pretty crazy world we live in.

    • nek

      You got that right. Makes me wonder what went wrong with people in this ady and age. They have lost all fear of God I suppose.

  • stnh

    It looks like we will have to get bullet-proof windows in our cars now…..

  • St Michael the Archagnel

    My heart goes out to the familes during this difficult time. I pray that God may comfort them with His Peace as they deal with this tragic event
    Saint Michael the Archangel,
    defend us in battle;
    be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
    May God rebuke him, we humbly pray:
    to thou Prince of the heavenly host,
    by the power of God,
    cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
    who roam troughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

  • Oni El Amin

    Smokey , and Tracy i am so sorry that this thing has happen again in the family. Miss you all peace and love always your childhood friend Valerie.

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