Guy Fires AK-47 While Driving on Florida Highway

2 vehicles were struck by bullets
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 29, 2017 5:34 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Police say a man fired an AK-47 while driving down a Florida highway, damaging at least two passing vehicles, the AP reports. Miami-Dade Police Detective Daniel Ferrin said the 36-year-old suspect began shooting from inside his Toyota Corolla around 1am Monday as he was driving south on the Palmetto Expressway. Two vehicles were struck by bullets. Ferrin said one victim drove himself to a hospital with a minor head injury due to debris from the shooting. Ferrin said the suspect hit a median, drove into oncoming traffic and crashed into a wall before exchanging gunfire with law enforcement officers who were approaching him. The man eventually surrendered.

Officers from Miami-Dade Police, Doral Police and Florida Highway Patrol were involved in that shooting. It wasn't immediately clear why the suspect started firing. Ferrin said charges were pending. (Read more Florida stories.)

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