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Gene Kennedy reporting A stolen car, an argument, gun shots, and an accident were all part of a strange possible road rage incident this morning.
A stolen car was dumped by the southbound off ramp at 2400 South State Street. But before police found it, they received a call about a road rage shooting.
After midnight, two drivers on I-15 got into an argument as they approached the 2100 South area. A white Lexus drove up next to a green vehicle. The driver of the Lexus, a woman, pulled a gun, firing three to four shots and hitting the victim. The top of his middle finger was shot off!
Police say, "The whole thing is a pretty strange incident. We really don't know what the reason for the shooting was."
The victim is in good condition this morning.
As for the shooter, she drove off.
Cpt. Tracy Tingey, South Salt Lake police Dept. "At approximately I-15 and the I-80 interchange, we think the vehicle lost control."
Police found the damaged, stolen white Lexus abandoned off State Street with the suspect's gun inside. But there was no sign of the driver, who's been vaguely described as a black woman with long, pulled back hair, wearing a white tank top with dark boxer shorts.
That white Lexus was a new car. The owner reported it stolen from West Jordan a couple days ago. In a bizarre twist to the story, the owner saw her car abandoned as she was driving by State Street this morning.