Crime & Justice

Woman shot from another car in Atwater Village

The scene following a shooting from one car to another in Atwater Village on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in a screenshot from NBC L.A.
The scene following a shooting from one car to another in Atwater Village on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in a screenshot from NBC L.A.
NBC L.A.

A woman was shot while exiting from the 5 Freeway on Wednesday morning, according to police.

Around 6 a.m., the woman was driving northbound on the 5 Freeway when someone shot at her from behind, a police spokesperson told KPCC. As she attempted to exit at Colorado Boulevard, the assailant allegedly drove up to the car and fired again with a shotgun.

The victim had injuries to her upper torso, arm and neck, police said, which appeared to be from pellets from the shotgun. The suspect fled in an unknown direction in a dark-colored SUV, according to police.

The victim was in surgery late Wednesday morning, according to police, but her injuries were not life threatening.

Police say they don't know if the shooting was gang-related.

This story has been updated.