HALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A man had to be transported to the hospital after he was shot during a road rage altercation while driving along Interstate 95 in Hallandale Beach.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers, Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies and fire rescue crews responded to the scene along the southbound lanes of I-95 near the exit to Hallandale Beach Boulevard just before 2:30 p.m., Tuesday.
The victim, who is in his twenties, told authorities someone pointed a gun out of a window of a dark-colored sedan with dark tinted windows and shot at him in what appeared to be a road rage shooting.
Troopers said he was shot one time in the back while he was in his dark gray Ford sedan.
Crews transported him to Memorial Regional Hospital in stable condition.
7News cameras captured the driver being rolled into the hospital conscious and alert.
“We have no idea what happened to him,” FHP Lt. Alvaro Feola said. “We think it’s gotta be road rage, we’ll be looking into that. Our investigators, obviously, are going to continue to locate witnesses and they’ll talk to the victim and try to determine what occurred.”
Troopers said they have seen an increase in road rage incidents in the past few months.
“We always recommend that people to get away from any incident that turns into road rage, to call 911, to call FHP at *347 and to avoid eye contact and try to do everything possible to avoid this type of incident,” Feola said.
Other drivers aren’t surprised by the highway shooting.
“We have to remember we’re in Florida,” Orlando Bardomo said. “We’re in uncertain times. People on the street are used to stress all the time. They need to take it easy.”
Investigators placed crime scene tape around the victim’s car, and then towed it away.
Investigators continue to search for the dark car with temporary tags that took off after the shooting.
“If anyone has seen anything in the area, we would recommend to call *347, *FHP or Crime Stoppers in Broward County,” Feola said.
If you were in the area where the road rage shooting occurred and saw the black car, you’re urged to call FHP immediately. You can also call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.
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