HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - A driver said he was forced to open fire after a stranger pointed a gun at him in the middle of a busy Hollywood roadway in what police described as a possible road rage shooting that sent a man to the hospital.
According to Hollywood Police, the violent encounter took place along the 2100 block of Sheridan Street, near Dixie Highway, Friday afternoon.
7News captured three bullet holes that shattered the passenger’s side rear window of a silver BMW sedan that, investigators said, was one of the vehicles involved.
Brandon Curry, one of the drivers involved in the shooting, told 7News he saw the driver of the BMW driving recklessly.
“I witnessed a guy driving crazy, almost striking me and a couple of other cars,” he said.
Curry said the BMW was all over the road and speeding.
“Yes, he was at least doing like 140 miles per hour on this road right here,” he said.
Curry said the two vehicles met at a stoplight, and that’s when things escalated.
“I let the window down, and I’m like, ‘Hey, you almost caused an accident,’ and the guy pulled out a gun,” he said.
Curry said he has a concealed gun permit and pulled out his gun in response.
“So I opened fire, and I struck him twice,” he said.
Moments after the shooting, surveillance video captured a black SUV pulling into a parking lot at 2420 North Dixie Highway.
Once officers arrived, they made contact with Curry, who told them he was involved in the shooting.
Cameras captured a black SUV cordoned off by crime scene tape in the parking lot.
Officers also made contact with the driver of the BMW along Sheridan Street, not too far from the intersection where the exchange of gunfire took place.
7Skyforce hovered above officers as they shut down Sheridan Street eastbound between the two investigation sites. The roadway remained closed for hours but has since reopened to traffic.
Paramedics transported the driver of the BMW to Memorial Regional Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
The BMW was later towed away as evidence.
Police said they have recovered the weapons involved in this case. They have not released the name of the man who was taken to the hospital, as they continue to investigate.
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