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One injured in road rage shooting on Murfreesboro Pike

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Sep 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-14 23:54:05-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — One person was injured in what Metro Nashville Police describe as a road rage shooting on Murfreesboro Pike.

The shooting reportedly happened at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday on Murfreesboro Pike near Philfre Court.

Investigators are looking for a black Acura sedan with a temporary tag. Officers believe two men inside the Acura became angry after the semi changed lanes in front of the car. The driver of the Acura cut off the semi-truck and stopped in front of the truck. Two men got out of the sedan and one of them shot at the door of the semi-truck. The 40-year-old truck driver was hit in the side, and was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is expected to recover from his injuries. The two men in the sedan drove off.

A camera inside the semi-truck captured part of the exchange. Metro police said they planned to talk with the truck driver to learn more about what happened. At this point, officers believe the shooting was prompted by road rage.

"This is broad daylight, in the middle of a Tuesday afternoon," said Don Aaron, spokesperson for the Metro Police Department. "It's just absolutely senseless."

Aaron said if drivers find themselves in a possible road rage situation to stay calm.

"If someone becomes upset at your driving, back up and back away. Don’t exacerbate the situation," said Aaron. "Try and de-escalate. Hang back and see if the person will just go on."

Anyone with information about the car or the two men inside it is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.