Man, 65, Shoots Motorcyclist in Road Rage Incident

5 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, May 27 2012 May 27, 2012 Sunday, May 27, 2012 12:40:00 PM CDT May 27, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

St. LOUIS (AP) -- O'Fallon police say a 65-year-old man traveling with his wife and grandson shot a motorcyclist during a road rage incident.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the motorcyclist became upset with the man for cutting off his wife, who was driving a separate motorcycle on Interstate 70 on Saturday.

Police said the 49-year-old motorcyclist and the grandfather exited the highway and the male motorcyclist walked up to the grandfather's car at a red light. The two men argued and police said the motorcyclist assaulted the 65-year-old driver, who pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and shot the motorcyclist once in the upper chest.

Police said the motorcyclist was hospitalized but his injury doesn't appear life-threatening. They didn't release the names of the people involved.

Police said their investigation is continuing.

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