Police searching for man who fired gun at honking driver

Tim Jimenez
May 09, 2018 - 7:28 am
A passenger in this car took a shot at a driver who honked his horn.

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LOWER SOUTHAMPTON TWP., Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Police in Bucks County say they are looking for a road rage shooter who pulled the trigger after another driver honked his horn. 

According to Lower Southampton Township Police, the incident started at Old Bristol Road and Bridgetown Pike at around 11 a.m. Tuesday. There, police say a man honked his horn at the driver in front of him. A woman was driving, and a man was in the passenger seat. 

Lt. Michael Pennington said both drivers then made their way south on Bridgetown Pike, and the driver who had been honked at started to follow the man who hit his horn. Police say the gunshot occured at Prospect Avenue and East Myrtle Avenue in Feasterville.

"The victim saw the guy, the passenger in the vehicle, his arm come out of the vehicle, and heard a bang on his car," Pennington said. 

Police say the victim, who was driving alone, was not hit, but his rear side door was struck. 

"For whatever reason, and through good luck, the bullet struck the vehicle and didn't go into the passenger compartment in the vehicle and strike the driver," Pennington said.

The car carrying the gunman got away. Authorities released a picture of the vehicle. Pennington described it as a "light-colored, older Kia, four-door sedan. It had something hanging from the rearview mirror."

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call Lower Southampton Township Police at 215-357-1234.