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Fatal Freeway Shooting In Anaheim Leaves One Dead, One Injured

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(FOX 11 / AP) A shooting on a Southern California freeway has left one person dead and another injured. Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn says the shooting was reported shortly after 8 p.m. Monday on westbound state Route 91 in Orange County.

Televised reports show a white Ford F-150 pickup with the driver's window blown out. Dunn says one man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another man was taken to a hospital, but there is no immediate word on his injuries. Dunn says two other people in the pickup weren't hit.

Authorities say the shots may have come from another vehicle.

Westbound lanes of the freeway had been closed, backing up traffic. All lanes were eventually opened.

From Gigi Graciette:

It was just after 8'clock Monday night when police say two cousins were driving along on the 91-West near the 57 freeway - their teenage sons in the backseat - when suddenly their front windows were blown out. The passenger, identified as 32 year old Agustin Villegas of Anaheim, immediately slumped over. And by the time his cousin pulled the pick up truck over and paramedics arrived, Villegas was dead.

Murdered, say police, in front of his own son. His 42 year old cousin also injured. The 13 and 15 year olds in the backseat were not hurt.

Now detectives with the Anaheim Police Department have a murder mystery on their hands.

Is this a case of road rage? Or a stray bullet fired into the night? Was Agustin someone's target? Maybe his cousin? Or did some punk just randomly fire into a family's car; forever changing so many lives?

So many questions; so few answers.

There were a lot of people on the 91-West at 8:09 last night and police are hopeful someone saw something; anything that may help them catch a killer.

It won't bring Agustin back but at least it may help provide a bit of comfort, of closure to his son to know that the person who murdered his dad is behind bars and won't hurt any other family.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS, www.occrimestoppers.org, or text OCCS and your tip to CRIMES (274637). You may remain anonymous.

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