Charlottesville Police Investigate Case of Road Rage Ending with Gunfire
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
Charlottesville Police are investigating a case of road rage that ended with gunfire near the University of Virginia.
Police say it was a dangerous situation that fortunately ended with no one hurt.
Investigators are now searching for answers and a driver who sped off after shooting at another car.
Charlottesville police say the incident started Saturday night at around 9:30 in the 1300 block of West Main Street.
Two drivers encountered each other and got into an argument. Then one driver began following the other onto Jefferson Park Avenue.
The man trailing the other driver fired a gun, hitting the car in front.
Forensic technicians taped off the area in the 1500 block of Jefferson Park Avenue to search for evidence.
“It's very similar to a road rage type of case, where it initially starts out where you have two drivers,” says Lieutenant Ronnie Roberts of the Charlottesville Police Department. “There's a conversation that doesn't go in the right direction and then of course, from there it escalates to where the two drivers begin to - one begins to follow the other.”
Investigators say you should never take a situation like this into your own hands. They recommend calling police if you feel like you are in danger.
Police are now looking for the gunman in this case. If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.
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