Open Season on the Freeway

There has been speculation since yesterday’s fatal wreck on the 110 that the driver who lost control of his car and caused the pile up was shot. A little over an hour ago the LAPD held a press conference confirming that and requesting the public’s assistance in the investigation. I’ve been looking all over and can’t find any online news talking about that press conference so I don’t have any info on it. Yesterday’s reports were very vague and blaming everything from gangs to road rage so I’m really interested in what the official story is at this point. Shell casings found on the freeway suggest shots were fired from another car and not a sniper as some people originally guessed and there’s no witnesses which is kind of nuts. Has anyone seen any news about this or heard a live report from the radio? The press conference was at 4:00 PM so anything before that wouldn’t be the most up to date info. I’ll post more when I hear it.

UPDATE: From this morning’s Times:

Livingston apparently died from a gunshot wound to the head, Lemos said. He said three shell casings were found at the scene.

“It appears that it was some type of road rage,” he said. “There is no indication that there is gang involvement.”

Investigators are trying to verify a witness account that Livingston was racing and determine whether that played a role, said Capt. Kenneth Garner.