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Aaron Joshua Holt, 28

Aaron Joshua Holt (2017-01-21)

Aaron Joshua Holt, a 28-year-old black man, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, after he was shot on the 110 Freeway between the Sepulveda Boulevard and 223rd Street exits in West Carson, according to Los Angeles County authorities. 

Holt, a single father of two, was a front-seat passenger in a car heading north on the 110 on Jan. 20, when someone began shooting into the car shortly after 7 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide Det. Dean Camarillo. 

Investigators believe the shooter was in another vehicle, but “this is just preliminary information,” Camarillo said, “Nothing has been confirmed. It’s not like this is your typical crime scene.”

Holt was struck multiple times in the head and neck, according to records from the L.A. County coroner’s office. 

The driver took Holt to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead the following day at 3:53 p.m., according to coroner’s records. 

Camarillo said he couldn't say whether the driver was injured until more more information about the shooting had been collected. 

Investigators don’t know if Holt was targeted or a random victim, Camarillo said. The shooting may have involved gang members, he said, but there’s no evidence that Holt was involved in a gang. 

Holt worked at a fast food restaurant in Compton and took care of his young children, Camarillo said. The children were not in the car, Camarillo said. They are now being cared for by relatives. 

There were no reports of erratic drivers or gunfire on the freeway that evening, Camarillo said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

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