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Road-Rage Shooting Near Chicago Followed by One in Florida

Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 06:43 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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A pair of road-rage shootings struck Indiana and Florida over the weekend, continuing the trend of angry motorists lashing out violently. Earlier this month a driver was chased down and shot to death in Pennsylvania.

The first incident happened on Indiana's Interstate 80/94 Sunday night around 9 p.m. when the driver of a red, four-door sedan with tinted windows opened fire on a Lansing, Ill., woman in a black Chrysler 300.

Police told the Post-Tribune that the woman reportedly brake-checked the sedan after the driver began following her too closely, which then caused the unidentified male behind the wheel to speed up around her and fire a gun at her vehicle.

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The woman, whose name was not released, told officials that the suspect — a black man with dreadlocks and a sock hat — sent about four or five shots into the back of her car before driving off. She was not injured and the man has not yet been found, according to the Post-Tribune.

A man accidentally shot himself and was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries Monday in the second road-rage shooting this week near Orlando, Fla.

Details are fuzzy but reports indicate that 36-year-old Richard Coles got into an altercation with another driver, who then took out a gun, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Feeling threatened, Coles told police that he then brandished his own weapon. Coles' gun somehow went off, striking him in the leg.

He was reportedly recuperating at a local hospital. The other driver has not yet been found.

Police in Pennsylvania are still on the hunt for the shooter who gunned down a Maine man in a road-rage incident earlier this month.

Timothy Davison, 28, was driving back home to Maine Jan. 4 after spending the holidays in Florida with his family when a pickup truck started tailgating him. Davison, who was driving on Northern Maryland's Interstate 81 at the time, reportedly called 911 to report the incident but was disconnected. He crossed the border into Pennsylvania and then called the emergency number again to say he was being shot at.

Police later found his body in his SUV, which was lodged in a snowbank on the side of a median in southern Pennsylvania.

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