Woman Shot 4 Times in 'Extreme Case of Road Rage'

'Stop the violence ... put down the guns'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2016 12:33 PM CDT
Woman Shot 4 Times in 'Extreme Case of Road Rage'
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A woman was shot four times in what police are calling an "extreme case of road rage" Tuesday in Minneapolis, Minnesota Public Radio reports. The 39-year-old victim is expected to recover. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the victim honked at a tan Jeep Cherokee with tinted windows that cut her off during the evening rush hour. The Jeep changed lanes again and slowed down so that it was driving next to the victim's car. That's when the Jeep's passenger opened fire. The victim was struck three times in the arm and once in the abdomen.

Despite her injuries and a shattered windshield, the victim continued to drive in order to find help, NBC News reports. She eventually ended up at a nearby business, where she called 911, according to KARE. Police, who say there were likely multiple witnesses to the shooting due to heavy traffic, are angry over the incident. "Stop the violence," NBC quotes a Minneapolis police rep as saying. "Put the guns down." (More road rage stories.)

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