BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A road rage incident turns into a shooting this morning. It happened where routes 295 and 195 meet in Glen Burnie. Several shots were fired. Now, one driver is in the hospital and the other is on the run from state police.
It’s still not clear what set the shooter off, but authorities say he shot at the car several times even though there were two people inside.
Both cars were still in motion when the driver of one car reportedly aimed a gun at another car and started shooting.
“Brings an eye-opener now because you’re always cautious when you’re out on the roadways. You’re always looking around, because you just don’t know when that will happen,” said William Baldwin, motorist.
At 5 a.m. Sunday morning, Maryland State Police rush to the northbound side of the Baltimore-Washington parkway. That’s where they say the male suspect in a silver Dodge Charger fired multiple shots, at the other driver’s side-door striking the 21-year-old man in the leg.
“The victim entered the parkway and noticed a speeding Dodge Charged and then aggressive driving behavior ensued,” said Elena Russo, Maryland State Police spokesperson.
“Police believe this was an aggressive driving incident ended in multiple shots being fired,” she said.
The 21-year-old victim was traveling in a Toyota SUV, with his girlfriend. He was rushed to shock trauma for treatment. She was not hurt.
“I usually just kind of back off and just let people take off and go,” said Stephen Scarborough, motorist.
Drivers who use the parkway say road rage is common, but a shooting is inexcusable.
“People need to calm down. And take their time. Things happen on the road. Nobody really means to cut you off. It’s not intentional. People just go insane,” said Chuck Schubert, motorists.
Police do not have much of a description on the suspect, so they’re hoping someone saw something.
The shooter got away in a silver Dodge Charger. If anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 410-761-5130.