COCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) - Authorities are investigating a shooting on the Sawgrass Expressway in Coconut Creek as a case of possible road rage.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Coconut Creek Fire Rescue units responded to the scene along the westbound lanes of the Sawgrass Expressway, near the 441 exit, just after 8 a.m., Thursday.

“We believe this may have been a road rage incident. There is no reason whatsoever why somebody would shoot another human being based on a traffic infraction,” said FHP Lt. Yanko Reyes.

7SkyForce hovered over the scene where the windows of a gray Nissan could be seen shattered.

The driver of the vehicle, a 63-year-old man, was left shaken.

Officials said the victim may have unknowingly cut off the driver of a black Mercedes-Benz, leading the other driver to pull up alongside the Nissan.

“This black Mercedes pulls over on the right side of the gray Nissan, lowers the window and fires a shot, a couple of shots toward the passenger side,” said Reyes.

Investigators said the driver of the Mercedes drove off.

Troopers said shattered glass from the Nissan’s window injured the victim’s arm. He was treated on the scene for minor injuries.

The driver of the Nissan refused to be transported to the hospital.

Now troopers are searching for the gunman.

“We are looking for any information anybody might have on the driver of the black Mercedes. A white male between the ages of maybe 25 to 30 years old.” said Reyes.

Authorities said that no matter what happens between drivers, the highway is no place for guns.

“Please don’t use that kind of violence towards somebody else that’s just traveling on the road if you might have gotten cut off. Just let it go,” said Reyes.

The investigation did not affect traffic in the area.

If you have any information on this shooting or the gunman’s whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

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