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Gun Fired During Act of Road Rage

(La Porte County, IN) - La Porte County Police are investigating an act of rage involving the firing of a gun Friday night in Johnson Township in the southeast portion of the county.


Police said a truck driver slowed down to allow a vehicle with blinding lights behind him to pass. Initially, the suspect stayed behind the truck but passed and while doing so gave the semi driver the finger after the rig slowed down further. The suspect with both vehicles again at normal highway speeds then started hitting his brakes repeatedly with the semi still behind him.


At one point, both drivers stepped out of their vehicles and while confronting each other, the driver of the passenger vehicle pulled out a gun and fired it. Fortunately, the gun was not aimed at the truck driver.


The suspect fled in what was described as a red Dodge pick-up truck.  Authorities noted the incident happened in the area of Indiana 104 and 700 South.

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