Broward County

Driver Injured in Possible Road Rage Shooting on Sawgrass Expressway

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A driver was injured in a possible road rage shooting on the Sawgrass Expressway Thursday morning, authorities said.

The shooting happened around 8:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway just north of State Road 7 in Broward County.

Florida Highway Patrol officials said the 63-year-old victim was driving a Nissan Altima when a Mercedes pulled alongside him and the driver opened fire twice.

One of the bullets shattered the passenger side window of the Altima, leaving the driver with minor injuries from the shattered glass, officials said.

The Mercedes exited at State Road 7, while the Altima driver pulled over and called authorities.

No other injuries were reported.

"There is no reason whatsoever why somebody would shoot another human being based on a traffic infraction," FHP Lt. Yanko Reyes said. "Please, don't use that kind of violence...if you might have gotten cut off, just let it go."

Officials said the Mercedes driver was between 25 and 30 years old and had a female passenger.

The incident remains under investigation.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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