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Road rage incident ends with exchange of gunfire

Kansas City police are looking for a driver who shot another motorist in a road rage incident Saturday morning.

The 46-year-old victim suffered a wound to his left thigh in the shooting about 9 a.m. on U.S. 40 near South Hocker Road.

The victim told police he bought a grill and he and his friends were taking it to his home when another driver started tailgating him. The other driver reportedly passed him, swerved in front of him and started braking.

At an intersection, the driver reportedly yelled at the victim and the victim tried to drive away. The other driver then started shooting at the victim’s car. The victim ducked, retrieved a gun from his console and fired back, police said. He was not sure if he hit the suspect. The victim told police he had a concealed carry permit for his gun.

A passenger in the victim’s car was not hit. A friend of the victim was following the victim’s car in a truck that contained the grill, police said.

Police did not release a description of the suspect driver or vehicle.

Christine Vendel, cvendel@kcstar.com.

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