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I-5 Road Rage Confrontation Leads to Shooting in Burbank

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An altercation between strangers that began on the 5 Freeway yesterday afternoon ended in a shooting on the streets of Burbank, according to the Burbank Leader. The drivers of a dark-colored van and a Mercedes-Benz sedan became involved in a dispute while driving on the northbound I-5 Freeway near the Western Avenue exit. The motorists exited the freeway at Alameda Avenue, and "stopped and got out of their cars near Ash Avenue and Varney Street, where they continued to argue."The van driver, an adult male, proceeded to pull out a gun, firing several shots at the Mercedes driver, an unnamed 27-year-old male. The victim "was struck once, and his car was hit multiple times, cracking the windshield and rear window."

After the shooting, the van driver fled the scene, while the victim returned to his vehicle and drove into Burbank where he was able to flag down a pedestrian to ask for help. He was taken to the hospital, and is "expected to recover from his injuries." Authorities are looking for the driver of the van.