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Fuel pump dispute leads one trucker to shoot another


Authorities in Butts County, Georgia, say that a truck driver was shot this afternoon because of an argument with another truck driver over a fuel pump.

The shooting happened around 1 p.m. today at the Love’s truck stop off of I-75, according to the Jackson Progress-Argus.

A local reporter with Fox 5 Atlanta said that the drivers had “some sort of a dispute over how long it was taking one of the truck drivers here to pump gas.” The argument led one of the drivers to open fire on the other.

The driver who was shot was flown to a nearby hospital. His current condition is unknown.

The driver who pulled the trigger reportedly stayed on the scene and is cooperating with police.

The incident remains under investigation.

This is not the first time that a fuel pump squabble between two truckers has turned violent.

In Virginia in June 2017, a trucker stabbed another driver following an argument over the positioning of trucks at a fuel pump.

And in November 2017, a case of “rudeness” at the fuel pumps at a Pilot truck stop in Walton, Kentucky, ended in a shooting/suicide. You can click here for more.


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