DPS: Bullet holes found in car shot at on L-101

Posted at 6:49 AM, Feb 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-08 17:17:06-05

The Department of Public Safety is investigating an apparent road rage shooting on the Loop 101 in Scottsdale.

DPS said at 6:27 a.m. on Monday they received a report from a driver that his vehicle door was possibly shot at while driving on northbound Loop 101 (Pima) near the Loop 202 (Red Mountain).

The driver was able to move to a safe location and a Trooper arrived on scene and confirmed there were two bullet holes.


According to DPS, the victim's vehicle was shot at three to four times after he passed the suspect's vehicle. The suspect was reportedly preventing the victim from passing. When the victim passed, the suspect fired his weapon.

Detectives are gathering information at the scene and the vehicle will be towed for forensic evidence.

DPS detectives have found an apparent third bullet hole while investigating the scene. The first two bullet holes were found in the passenger door and rear tire. The third bullet was apparently found in the front right tire area.


The victim did not have any injuries after the shooting Monday morning.

ABC15 video showed the victim walking around the scene and talking to DPS troopers.

He did not want to talk about the situation, but did tell ABC15, if he finds the person who shot at him he will "beat their a**".


Officials are looking for a "boxy-type" vehicle that was involved in the shooting. The vehicle is possibly a burnt orange Honda Element.

A description of the suspect is unknown right now.

If you have any information regarding this incident, call DPS at 602-223-2212.

One witness has already come forward to provide information.


DPS said this is not a random shooting and is not related to the freeway shootings that gained national attention in 2015.

DPS spokesperson Damon Cecil said road rage incidents have always been happening on Valley freeways. He continued to say, the public is paying more attention to road rage incidents due to the freeway shootings in September.