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Trucker says he was shot by car driver who cut him off


Police say that they are looking for a suspect who shot a truck driver during a road rage incident in a construction zone in Florida this week.

The shooting incident reportedly took place after 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, in Marion County, Florida, according to WCJB.

An unidentified truck driver later told police that he was traveling northbound on I-75 near mile marker 349 when traffic slowed for construction. The trucker said that he spotted an SUV driver weaving in and out of the slow traffic. The SUV driver then squeezed in between the driver’s truck and the guardrail and cut the truck off, according to the trucker.

The vehicles moved past the construction zone and sped back up. It was then that the truck driver heard a loud pop. At first, the trucker thought that he blew a tire but then his passenger side window blew out and he took a gunshot in his arm.

Though he had been shot, the trucker managed to pull over safely and call the police. The shooter continued north on I-75.

Multiple agencies including the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the incident.

The trucker received medical treatment at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is seeking the shooter. There is no detailed description of the suspect or the SUV available at this time.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call MCSO at 732-9111.


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