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Photo of suspect’s car released in N. Augusta road rage shooting

The driver of this vehicle is suspected in a North Augusta road rage incident.
The driver of this vehicle is suspected in a North Augusta road rage incident.(WRDW)
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 4:11 PM EDT
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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Authorities are still looking for the man who opened fire on another driver in a North Augusta road rage incident.

It happened about 1:30 p.m. April 29 on Knox Avenue near Martintown Road, according to the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.

The victim told authorities that while driving down Knox Avenue, he was cut off by the 40- to 50-year-old male driver of another vehicle.

As the two parties came to a stop at East Martintown Road, the other driver began yelling at the victim, authorities said.

The two vehicles proceeded down East Martintown Road and came to a stop at Atomic Road.

The other driver then brandished a handgun and shot one time into his vehicle, the victim, said. The victim suffered a minor cut to his right ear.

The victim said he sped away, and the other driver followed him to the off-ramp, then went into Georgia.

The suspect’s vehicle is a 2006-2009 Ford Focus, according to the North Augusta Department of Public Safety. The agency released a photo of the car Monday.

Anyone with information is urged to call 803-441-4217.

The road rage incident came as the CSRA saw a a surge in shootings spilling across the Savannah River after a spike in Richmond County.

Other Aiken County incidents included a hostage incident and shoot-out with officers and a shooting spree that ultimately claimed the life of a man in a car on Hampton Avenue at Assembly Street in Aiken.

Meanwhile after starting to subside in Richmond County, the violence has started flaring up again there with three different shooting incidents in three days.

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