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Mar 23, 2013 11:28 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Man shot, thrown from car on downtown LA freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a man has been shot and thrown from a car on a busy downtown Los Angeles freeway, triggering the shutdown of southbound lanes and a search for the gunman.

Fire Department spokesman Cecil Manresa said the shooting was reported on Interstate 110 shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday.

The desk officer at the Police Department's Rampart station said the victim was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the neck.

The shooting forced officers to shut down all southbound lanes by the 9th street exit for two hours to investigate the crime scene, causing traffic to back up for miles.

Witnesses described the getaway vehicle as a Camry with a blown-out rear window.

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