Arizona Bike vs Car Road Rage Incident Ends In Gunfire
A Tempe police spokesman said a group of motorcycles began dueling with a Jeep on an area highway – and the fracas ended in gunfire.
The driver of the Jeep, apparently off the deep end in “road rage” frame of mind, crashed into one of the bikers and the ensuing roadside confrontation escalated.
“I don’t know if it was the passenger or the driver, but I just know somebody in the Jeep was shot,” said Lt. Steve Anderson of the Tempe Police.
Anderson said the injured occupant of the Jeep was shot in the face. He added that the shooting victim was listed in good condition at an area hospital Saturday night.
According to detectives, most of the motorcycle group were gone before officers could reach the scene of the incident.
“They (the missing bikers) weren’t part of the crash, but they definitely saw it,” Anderson said. “We’re looking for them as witnesses.”
Anderson said this kind of incident is a prime example of what can happen when road rage gets out of hand.
“It’s very dangerous especially if they’re on the freeway at high speeds,” Anderson said. “If they make a sharp turn the cars can slide sideways, roll and take out innocent people.”
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