405 Freeway Shooting: 2 Lanes Reopen Near Sepulveda Pass

LOS ANGELES, CA — A freeway shooting shut down the San Diego (405) Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass during Thursday morning’s rush hour.

The high-occupancy and No. 1 lane reopened around 9 am Thursday on the southbound lanes near Skirball Center Drive, the California Highway Patrol tweeted. All other lanes were blocked, the patrol said.

Just one northbound lane had reopened as of 8 am, said California Highway Patrol Officer Chris Maldonado.

Fox 11 News is reporting that the CHP got into some type of altercation with the driver of a red Mustang, and shots were fired.

Traffic was diverted off the freeway at Sepulveda Boulevard. Drivers are being advised to avoid the area, or try alternate routes such as the Ventura (101) Freeway. However, the hours-long closure has backed up rush hour traffic all over the westside.

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