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Man Shot And Killed On 405 Freeway In Seal Beach, Northbound Lanes Temporarily Closed

SEAL BEACH (CBSLA) -- A man was shot and killed on the northbound 405 Freeway in Seal Beach on Saturday evening.

The incident was reported around 6 p.m. on the 405 Freeway, just south of the 605 Freeway, the California Highway Patrol said.

CHP confirmed the body of a man in his 20s was discovered inside a blue sedan on the freeway with at least one gunshot wound.

"I do know that we had at least individual who stopped and observed that injury to the victim and they described it as wounds from a gunshot, which once our officers arrived on the scene, they confirmed," said CHP Westminster's Duane Graham.

Officials said after the victim was shot, his car slammed into another vehicle before coming to rest along the center divider.

The driver who was hit was not hurt in the incident, and the shooter has not yet been identified.

Authorities are looking for a suspect vehicle only described as a white Mercedes 500 or S550.

Several vehicles remained in near-standstill traffic for several hours after the crash.

The CHP shut down all northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway in the area and the Seal Beach Boulevard on-ramp for an unknown duration.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact officials.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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