Man Fatally Shot Near Marina del Rey; Road Rage Suspected

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A man was fatally shot Monday just outside of Marina del Rey in what may have been a case of road rage, and the gunman remained at large.

The shooting was reported about 12:15 p.m. at Lincoln Boulevard and Maxella Avenue, near the terminus of the Marina (90) Freeway, and the victim died at the scene, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The westbound Marina 90 Freeway was closed in the area while an investigation was conducted, with police saying two drivers may have gotten into some type of road rage confrontation on the freeway, eventually exiting the freeway and stopping at Lincoln and Maxella, where one apparently got out of his vehicle and shot the other before driving away, police said.

"It does appear at this time that this incident could have a road rage nexus," LAPD Capt. Michael Applegate told reporters at the scene.

Police said the gunman was last seen driving away north on Lincoln Boulevard in a four-door black vehicle, possibly a Kia.

The 90 Freeway was reopened by mid-afternoon, but a stretch of Lincoln Boulevard was blocked to accommodate the investigation.

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