Road rage incident ends in gunfire off of I-95 in Bucks County

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Road rage incident ends in gunfire in Bucks Co. Walter Perez reports during Action News at 4:30pm on November 14, 2017. (WPVI)

A road rage incident just off Interstate 95 ended with gunfire on Monday evening in Bucks County, and now police are searching for a suspect.

It happened just before 5 p.m. while two drivers were exiting the highway onto Route 413 in Bristol Township.

Police said a man pulled up to the victim's car, told him to lower his window, and when he did the man pointed a gun into the car and fired.

Two bullet holes mark where the shooter fired into the victim's car using a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

One shot pierced the right rear quarter panel of the 2011 silver Hyundai Accent. A second bullet was lodged in the top of the passenger side door, where police said the metal and rubber trim stopped the round from hitting the person in the front passenger seat.

"If the door didn't stop the round, he would have taken one in the chest," said Bristol Township Police Lt. Ralph Johnson.

Police said the driver was aggressive in the moments prior to the shooting.

"He kept flashing his high beams, and then followed him all the way to this light," said Johnson. "And when they got off of 95, he stayed in the right lane, keeping pace with the other car that was trying to get away."

The suspect is described as a white man with brown hair, approximately 30 years of age, with a mustache and a goatee. He was reported to be driving a two-toned grey 2003 Buick Rendezvous with yellow "haze" front lamps.

People who live and work in the area say, believe it or not, this story does not surprise them.

"I was shot at once before on 95 and Bridge Street. They took out my passenger side window. It was like 4 o'clock in the morning on my way to Maryland. No, I am not kidding you," said Bill Brophy.

"It is a shame the way things are. People are getting out of hand. I just don't understand what the world is coming to," said William Mock.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Bristol Township Police Tip Line at 267-812-3036.

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