Road-rage shooting in Fayette County ends in arrest

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One person was shot after a road rage encounter turned violent Tuesday night in North Union, Fayette County.

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Stefani Plume wrote in a press release that two cars were headed down Pittsburgh Street when the drivers became involved in an unspecified "road rage incident."

One driver pulled ahead of the other and stopped suddenly, causing the second driver to rear-end the first. The driver of the second car got out and walked towards the first car, prompting the first driver to speed away.

The man standing in the street pulled a gun from his waistband and fired at the first driver, striking the driver once. The bullet passed through his right and left wrists.

State police pulled over the injured man a short time later after seeing him driving in the wrong lane. Trooper Plume did not know his condition.

The suspected shooter was taken into custody without incident. State police did not release his name or the name of the other driver.

breaking - neigh_south

Moriah Balngit: mbalingit@post-gazette.com, 412-263-2533 and on Twitter @MoriahBee. First Published May 16, 2012 10:45 AM


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