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2 people shot on Southern California freeway; gunman on loose

Window of one of two vehicles in which people were shot on freeway in Rialto, Calif., east of L.A, on evening of March 14, 2017.

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Last Updated Mar 15, 2017 2:07 AM EDT

RIALTO, Calif. -- Police say someone randomly started firing at drivers on the 210 Freeway in Rialto, east of L.A., reports CBS Los Angeles.

Two people were hit in two different vehicles.

The gunman was at large late Tuesday.

The shootings happened in the eastbound lanes at around 8 p.m.

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Window of one of two vehicles in which people were shot on freeway in Rialto, Calif., east of L.A, on evening of March 14, 2017.

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The freeway was temporarily shut down by the California Highway Patrol.

A passenger in the rear of a car was hit in a leg when a bullet pierced the door, police say, and the driver of an SUV going the other way was hit in an arm by a bullet that went through the window.

Both victims were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Both said the shooter was in a late model Chevy sedan.

His motive wasn’t known, but police said they don’t think the shootings were due to road rage or the beginning of a series of sniper incidents.

Palm Springs Police posted a tweet urging motorists in the vicinity to be careful.