Road rage leads to shots fired during Lakeside commute

Driver reportedly fired at another car on SR-67

LAKESIDE, Calif. - A road rage incident in Lakeside turned violent Friday morning when a driver fired a shot at a passing car, according to authorities.

At about 7 a.m., a driver reported that he had been fired at by the driver of a gray Nissan Sentra.

According to California Highway Patrol, the two cars were driving side by side on northbound state Route 67 just as the two lanes merged into one.

The man told the CHP that the driver of the Nissan was trying to cut him off so he gestured in frustration. That's when he said the driver of the Nissan lowered his window and pointed a gun at him.

The man said he slammed on his brakes and heard three gunshots. Luckily, no one was hurt, but the driver of the Nissan got away.

Dave Marlett, a Lakeside resident who lives near where incident occurred, said he sees grumpy drivers on that stretch of road all the time.

"Someone going to one-up somebody else," said Marlett. "Pretty soon, the one thing left is throw some lead at him."

CHP public information Officer Brian Pennings said there is a lesson for the general public.

"Please refrain from any type of road rage," said Pennings. "You don't know who that other person is or what they could do as a result of your frustration."

The CHP said no witnesses have come forward, and they are asking anyone who might have information to please contact them.

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