Road Rage in Northeast Philadelphia Ends in Gunfire

Northeast Philadelphia police are searching for a driver who is accused of firing a gun on another driver in response to road-rage on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Some sources report the incident likely occurred before 7:15 p.m. EDT, at Knights and Woodhaven Roads. Other sources indicate the incident occurred near I-95 and Academy Road.

Authorities have said that a person driving a black Cadillac fired at least one bullet at a silver Honda. A bullet was found lodged inside of the Honda, but it did not the hit the driver.

The Pennsylvania State Police have searched through the victim’s car. Sources said the shooting occurred before the drivers made it onto the highway.

It appears the city of Philadelphia has been undergoing a series of road rage events. There were at least two that involved gunfire in the last couple of months.

In May, a man was arrested for opening fire into a car “on the Blue Route.” Then in June, another gunman opened fire near the Girard Point Bridge, in the middle of a morning rush. The gunman reportedly shot at the other vehicle’s tires, causing them to blow out.

This is an ongoing investigation, and updates will be provided as they come available.

Written by Andrea Lopez
Edited by Cathy Milne

Sources:

6abc: DRIVER OPENS FIRE IN NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA ROAD RAGE INCIDENT
YAHOO NEWS!: Driver opens fire in Northeast Philadelphia road rage incident
NBC 10: Road Rage: Driver Opens Fire on I-95 Ramp

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