A female driver shot and wounded a male driver who was arguing with her in a shooting near the Naval Observatory in Northwest Washington, U.S., local time Friday. U.S. media said the incident occurred just half a mile from U.S. Vice President Harris’ official residence.
According to the Washington Post, according to the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police (MPD), the incident occurred just after 4 a.m. on the 15th, when the female driver snuffed out another car in the side, causing the two drivers to argue and then set off the shooting. The Metropolitan Police said at a news conference the same day, police received an alarm call to the scene, found the male driver was shot.
A witness who was travelling in the same car as the male driver told police that they had been scuffled from the side by another car as they were travelling north on the road, and that the two drivers then walked out of the car and an altercation ensued shortly afterwards. Witnesses said that after the male and female drivers returned to the car, the female driver drove to their SUV and tried to block their way. As the male driver tried to get around her car and move on, the female driver pulled out her gun and fired several shots into the SUV, hitting the male driver in the back of the head.
Police say the woman sped off in the direction of Montgomery County after shooting the male driver. The victim was conscious when he was taken to hospital, and information about his identity has not been released.
U.S. media said the incident occurred just half a mile from U.S. Vice President Harris’ official residence, but it is not clear whether the Harrises were at home at the time of the incident.