RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — While California Highway Patrol arrested a 32-year-old Corona man in connection with the most recent 91 Freeway shooting incident, some people in the area are saying they’re not even going to get on the freeway at this point.
The most recent shooting unfolded before 11 p.m. Saturday on the westbound thoroughfare east of Adams Street. It was there that authorities responded to a shots fired call. When they arrived on scene, they located the victim who had been traveling in a white Chevrolet Silverado, and was able to exit the freeway after the shooting.READ MORE: Child, 18 Months, Killed in North Hills Crash; Driver Still At Large
CHP was able to able to locate and stop a burgundy Honda Accord suspected in the incident some 15 miles away.
“A thorough search of the suspect vehicle resulted in locating a loaded Ruger EC9S 9mm handgun, loose ammunition and one used shell casing,” police said in a news release.
Two people inside the vehicle were taken into custody, and the driver was later arrested and booked in connection with the shooting.READ MORE: Bill Clinton Released From UCI Medical Center After 5 Nights
Even with this arrest, however, investigators say there is not yet enough evidence to link this 32-year-old man to the recent spate of BB gun shootings on the 91 Freeway.
“You can shoot out somebody’s window and easily cause an accident,” Rhonda Ward to CBSLA’s Rick Montanez. “I think I’m going to go back to streets and not drive on the freeway. I don’t understand what’s wrong with people. Everything that’s going on in the world and you want to do this?”
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CHP said its boosted patrols along the 91 Freeway and is asking anyone with information about any of the shooting incidents to contact the agency’s Inland Station.