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Driver Shot in the Stomach During Woodside Road Rage Incident

Police are searching for a man who shot a motorist in the stomach in an apparent road rage incident in Woodside Thursday. (Photo: Citizen)

July 16, 2021 By Michael Dorgan

Police are searching for a man who shot a motorist in the stomach during a road rage incident in Woodside last night.

The suspect got into a heated argument with the victim while stopped at traffic lights at Queens Blvd. and 65th Pl. at around 7:30 p.m., according to police.

The shooter had been sitting in the driver’s seat of a gray-colored Nissan Altima when the victim, a 32-year-old male, got out of his vehicle and punched him through the driver’s side window that was lowered, police said.

The enraged suspect then got out of his Nissan with a gun and blasted the victim in the stomach, police said.

The shooter fled the scene in his vehicle westbound on Queens Boulevard, police said.

The victim was transferred to Elmhurst Hospital by EMS and is expected to survive.

Police said the shooter was wearing dark-colored clothes and the Nissan had New York plates with the registration number KGJ5333.

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Chloe

People are stressed, worried, frustrated and angry. We all need to remember the three C’s in life. Do not compare, do not complain and do not criticize. Itz ok to walk away and stay quiet. Stay safe and stay calm. Cops are not doing much to prevent crime and assaults. Unfortunately, some people that are hurting feel that they can do whatever they want and get away with it.

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So the shooter was provoked?

No explanation as to what constituted the push to start this?

Looks like the shooter was just taking care of business.

This is why you don’t cut anyone off and always use your turn signals!!! Cause they could have a gun!!!

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Sara Ross

I guess it’s obvious that the shooter was black or else you wouldn’t have given just a fashion report that this piece of crap wore (at least until he’s in an orange jumpsuit for the next 50 years).

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Mikhail McGutcheon.

Could we please stop referring to incidents such as these as crimes which warrant law enforcement involvement. We need to progress as a society and view such incidents through the prism of mental health and economic inequity.

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Lucky number 7 train

kinda sounds like self defense. dont get out of your car and punch someone sitting in their car and you wont get shot.

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