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Warren Police are investigating a shooting that stemmed from what appears to have been a road rage incident, officials said.

Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said the incident happened before 7 a.m. in the area of Nine Mile and Groesbeck Highway.

He said the victim, a 20-year-old man, was shot in the shoulder as he was driving. 

The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for the wound. He was fortunate he was only grazed in the right shoulder, Dwyer said. The man will likely be released later today, the police commissioner said.

"This is not your typical road rage," he said. "We're looking at between eight to 10 shots that were fired. We're very fortunate that we're not investigating a homicide."

The shooter was driving a gray or silver Kia Soul with tinted windows and was last seen traveling south on Groesbeck, according to officials.
Police said the victim told investigators he didn't know the suspect. Dwyer said it's not clear what caused the suspect to shoot the victim, but one of the drivers may have cut off the other.

"As I said, we're very fortunate," Dwyer said. "With that number of shots that were fired into the victim's vehicle, there could have been a young child or passenger in the back seat. It was like the Wild West with that number of shots fired."

cramirez@detroitnews.com

 

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