Police: Deadly Shooting On 110 Freeway May Have Been Targeted Attack

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police Monday said last week’s deadly shooting on the 110 Freeway in South Los Angeles may have been a targeted attack.

Elroy Skenk, 41, was shot in the head Tuesday afternoon as he was driving to visit family members in downtown LA, according to LAPD Det. Chris Barling.

“It is not a random act of violence, it’s not a road rage incident,” LAPD Det. Chris Barling told KNX1070’s Claudia Peschiutta.

Deadly Shooting On 110 Freeway May Have Been Targeted Attack

Two men in a black, four-door sedan came up beside Skenk on the northbound side of the freeway near Florence Avenue, according to authorities.

Investigators believe the front passenger opened fire on Skenk, who died a few days later.

Barling says anonymous tips indicate Skenk may have been involved in a drug-related dispute.

Police are still looking for both suspects.

Anyone with information on the case was asked to call the LAPD’s 77th Division.


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