Angry driver on I-696 shoots tow truck because it was in the way

MSP says driver shot out back window of tow truck

Tow truck shot in case of road rage on I-696 near Coolidge

A driver who was angry that a tow truck was in his way on I-696 decided to pull out a gun and shoot at it, officials said.

Michigan State Police said the incident happened around 2:35 p.m. Friday (July 23) on westbound I-696 near Coolidge Highway.

A tow truck driver told authorities that the driver of a Chevrolet sedan was unhappy that the tow truck was in the way. He said he was in the center right lane and the sedan was in the center left lane at the time of the incident.

The driver of the sedan pulled out a gun and fired out the passenger side window before fleeing the scene, according to officials. The shot went through back window of the tow truck, authorities said.

Only one shot was fired, and nobody was injured, police said.

The westbound lanes of I-696 were shut down at Bermuda Street/Mohawk Avenue while troopers investigated but have since reopened.

Police said a tow truck was shot.

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