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Motorist admits to ‘hucking a can of fruit’ at truck driver before resorting to shooting in road rage incident

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A motorist says he tried other methods before resorting to shooting during a road rage incident in Ohio on Thursday evening. 

The incident occurred on February 8th at around 6 p.m. on southbound Interstate 71 in Richland County. 

According to News 5 Cleveland, the 51-year-old motorist called 911 after a semi truck repeatedly tried to run him off of the road. The motorist told the operator that he first “hucked a can of fruit at” the trucker in an attempt to make him stop, but started shooting at the rig when that didn’t work. 

“Ma’am, I wasn’t trying to kill him or shoot him but trying to get him to stop trying to run me off the road,” the motorist said.

The truck driver sustained minor injuries in the shooting and was treated at a nearby hospital. 

Investigation of the incident revealed multiple bullet holes in the windshield, window, and along the side of the truck cab. 

The shooting is still under investigation. It is unclear what charges, if any, will be brought against the motorist.

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