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Police: Man shot during road-rage incident on I-95 in Benson

Posted November 28, 2021 7:36 p.m. EST

Police car and emergency vehicle lights at nighttime

— Benson police are looking for the gunman in a Sunday night road-rage shooting on Interstate 95.

The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. when a man was driving north on the interstate.

Police said a 32-year-old man was driving his pickup truck when a silver SUV came up behind him honking and flashing the headlights. The pickup truck driver told police that the SUV's driver then merged over into the left lane and began driving as if he was trying to run the pickup truck driver off the road.

The pickup driver said he turned his head, heard a gunshot and felt a round hit him. Bullet fragments were recovered from the pickup driver's jacket while he was being evaluated by EMS.

Police said the pickup driver pulled over on the northbound off-ramp to Benson after being shot.

The pickup driver received minor-injuries from the shooting.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Benson Police Department at 919-894-2091 or crimeline@bensonpd.org.

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