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Woman shot in the leg in Frederick Co. road rage incident

The victim told police the man driving behind her changed lanes, pulled up next to her, got out a gun and began firing into her car.

FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. — A woman was injured and taken to a trauma center after a Frederick County road rage incident Sunday.

Maryland State Police are searching for the person who fired shots at her dark blue Jeep Wrangler. The victim, who is not being identified at this time, told police she was driving alone on I-270 North near the 26-mile marker around 7:45 p.m. Sunday as the suspect drove behind her, flashing high beams. 

She went on to say the man driving behind her then changed lanes, pulled up next to her, got out a gun and began firing into her Jeep. Afterward, he continued driving northbound on I-270 in Frederick, according to police. 

The woman was shot in the leg and transported by medevac to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Troopers examining the area where the incident happened found evidence indicating multiple shots may have been fired, police said.

Police do not yet have a car or suspect description at this time.  

Troopers from the Frederick Barrack responded to the scene along with investigators from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division and crime scene technicians from the Forensic Sciences Division. The Maryland State Police Aviation Command also responded. 

Members of the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration are assisting with detours. As of Sunday evening, Interstate 270 northbound was closed between Exit 22 (MD 109) and Exit 26 (MD 80) due to the ongoing investigation.               

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact Maryland State Police at the Frederick Barrack at 301-600-4150. Callers may remain anonymous.  

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