MISSION HILLS (CNS) — A man and a woman were arrested after the man allegedly fired off several rounds from a moving car into the brush on the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway in Mission Hills and the woman was found to have an outstanding warrant, authorities said.
The shooting took place Tuesday, March 8, on the westbound 118 Freeway near the interchange with the San Diego (405) Freeway about 8 p.m., said sheriff’s Lt. Henry Saucedo of the Transit Policing Division.
“An off duty deputy was traveling west on the 118 Freeway when a person in the car in front of him rolled down the window and fired off several rounds into the brush alongside the freeway,” Saucedo said.
The deputy, who was in a department cruiser, pulled the car over and found two men and two women inside, he said.
The male passenger was arrested for allegedly firing the gun and one of the women was jailed on an outstanding warrant, he said. The car was impounded and the other two people were released, Saucedo added.
No gun was recovered in the car, he added.
“The people in the car admitted they tossed the gun out of the car when they realized a black and white was behind them,” Saucedo said.
The sheriff’s department then asked the California Highway Patrol to shut down the transition road between the 118 and 405 freeways around 10 p.m. Tuesday, and to stop westbound traffic on the 118 Freeway to search for the weapon, Saucedo said.
There was no immediate report on whether the gun was found, he said.
The transition road was reopened and westbound traffic allowed to continue by about 11:30 p.m.