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Road rage leads to shooting in Salt Lake County, authorities say

Three people, including a baby, were in the car that was struck by bullets.

The Salt Lake Tribune

A man was injured late Sunday after a wreck that led to a road rage shooting, according to Utah Highway Patrol.

The shooting occurred just before midnight on State Road 201 near 3800 West. Two eastbound vehicles sideswiped each other, according to UHP, and the driver of a Jeep Cherokee then fired six or seven times at the other car, hitting it half a dozen times.

None of the occupants in the other car — the driver, a woman and a baby — were struck by the bullets. But the man driving was hit in the arm by either glass or shrapnel, UHP said. He was treated by EMTs but did not require hospitalization.

Authorities continue to search for the shooter. Anyone who sees a gray, white or silver Jeep Cherokee — older model, possibly late 1990s — with damage to the driver’s side may call 911.

The shooting came about a week after a driver randomly fired at multiple vehicles on Interstate 15 between Nephi and Scipio. Five vehicles were struck by gunfire early Nov. 30, and two people were wounded. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Authorities continue to search for the shooter in that case, whose vehicle also was described as a light-colored SUV — “possibly something like a Jeep Cherokee.”

UHP on Monday did not say if there’s any suspected connection between the two shootings.

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