DOWNEY -- A man is dead after he was shot in front of his family in a road rage incident on a major highway Friday night, police said.

At around 6:45 p.m. a shot was reported on the eastbound 105 freeway between Lakewood and Bellflower, according to officers from the Downey Police Department.

After reportedly exchanging words with another driver, a 28-year-old man driving with his wife and two sons, ages 4 and 5, was shot, officers said.

The man reportedly got out of his car and collapsed, while the assailant kept on driving.

After being taken to the hospital, the victim died of his wounds.

Police say they don't have a clear suspect description, only that the vehicle was a blue early 2000s model Honda Accord with tinted windows and chrome rims.

The California Highway Patrol closed all lanes of a portion of the freeway as detectives investigated the scene.