2 injured in road rage shooting on Florida’s Turnpike

The Florida Highway Patrol said a man and a woman were shot and rushed to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Two people were injured in a road rage shooting Tuesday afternoon on Florida’s Turnpike near the Golden Glades Interchange, authorities say.

The man and woman who were shot were rushed to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Investigators say that it happened at about 12:55 p.m. in the Turnpike’s southbound lanes and that someone inside a gray Chevrolet sedan opened fire, hitting the left side of a blue Honda Civic.

The driver of the Honda told troopers that the Chevrolet tried to cut him off in traffic.

When he didn’t let the Chevrolet into his lane, the driver of the Chevrolet drove up next to his vehicle on the emergency shoulder and fired one to two rounds from out of the passenger window, the victim said.

The driver of the Honda and his girlfriend, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, were shot. They drove to Miami-Dade County police’s northside station before being taken to the hospital.

Authorities said they suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

FHP says it continues to investigate the shooting.

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