Police: Gun-toting man puts down beer, fires at passing cars

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A man is facing charges after police say he shot at several passing motorists in a South Florida neighborhood, critically injuring one person.

Hollywood police tell news outlets that 40-year-old Carl Washington was arrested on five counts of attempted premeditated murder after he repeatedly shot at five people with a rifle as they drove past him Saturday morning.

Witnesses told police Washington walked out of his home carrying the gun and a pack of beer, went to an intersection, sat the beer down and then opened fire.

Police say among those fired upon was driver Reynaldo Corria, who was shot in the head and crashed. He was taken to the hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

It’s unclear whether Washington has an attorney.

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