CHP investigating report of drive-by shooting on Highway 14; incident ends in rollover crash

Law enforcement officials investigating a crash on Highway 14 that was caused by a suspected drive-by shooting on Wednesday. Bobby Block / The Signal.

One person was injured Wednesday after a suspected drive-by shooting, causing a vehicle rollover, on Highway 14 in Agua Dulce.

“Witnesses reported that it could’ve been a drive-by shooting,” said Officer Josh Greengard of the California Highway Patrol.

The call came in at approximately 10:37 a.m. about a mile south of Escondido Canyon Road, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials. 

California Highway Patrol officers investigate the wreckage of the overturned vehicle involved in the suspected drive-by shooting on Highway 14 Wednesday morning. June 17, 2020. Bobby Block / The Signal.

The initial report from California Highway Patrol indicated that one vehicle had gone over the center divider of the freeway, overturned and went into the far left lanes on the other side. 

The patient was extricated at approximately 10:50 a.m. and transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. 

Law enforcement officials parked in front of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital following a possible drive-by shooting in Agua Dulce. Bobby Block / The Signal.

It is suspected that the car that overturned, a white sedan, was the victim of the shooting, according to Greengard. 

The suspect is believed to have used a semi-automatic handgun and then fled the scene. Initial reports indicate at least three other occupants were in the suspect’s vehicle when the shooting took place.

A SigAlert was issued by CHP officials specifically for the No. 1 lane at 11:30 a.m. for approximately one hour. All lanes had been previously closed in order for law enforcement to search for the shell casings on the freeway.

Bobby Block / The Signal

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