Teresa Joseph

2 Arrested After Man Shot In Road Rage Incident in McDonald's Drive-Thru in Hialeah

A road rage attack in the drive-thru line of a Hialeah McDonald's Monday night led to a shooting and two arrests, police said.

The incident began with a dispute at the fast food restaurant located on West 68th Street and 16th Avenue just after 8:30 p.m., Hialeah Police said.

Police said a couple in one car, 21-year-old Sergio Hernandez and his girlfriend, 20-year-old Vanessa Ivette Puente, got into an argument with 22-year-old Victor Hugo Saavedra.

During the incident, Hernandez and Puente began punching Saavedra, who drew his concealed Glock 9mm pistol and fired a round at Hernandez, hitting him in the left pelvic area, police said.

Hernandez suffered a non-life threatening wound and was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Police said they consulted with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office and determined that it was a self-defense shooting, so Saavedra won't be charged.

Saavedra is properly licensed for a concealed weapons carry in Florida, officials said.

Hernandez and Puente are both being charged with simple battery, police said. Puente is also facing a charge of witness tampering for slapping Saavedra's cell phone away as he tried to call 911, police said.

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