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Driver with life-threatening injuries following shooting between cars in west Phoenix

43rd avenue and peoria shooting
Posted at 11:02 AM, Oct 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-22 20:22:29-04

PHOENIX — A driver has life-threatening injuries after an argument led to a shooting near 43rd and Peoria avenues Thursday morning.

Phoenix police say the incident began around 10 a.m. at a different intersection where the driver of a white SUV got into a dispute with the driver of a blue Kia sedan.

The two vehicles then ended up at the Peoria and 43rd avenues intersection, where the fight continued and someone inside the Kia fired at least one gunshot, hitting the driver of the SUV.

According to police, the SUV, which was occupied by an adult male driver, adult female passenger, and a 2-year-old child, then accelerated into the intersection and stopped against a fence.

Video from the scene showed the SUV crashed into several fences and an embankment off the roadway.

Crews transported the driver of the SUV to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.

The female passenger and child were not hurt during the incident.

The driver of the blue Kia sedan did not stay on scene for police and is considered a person of interest.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Phoenix police or Silent Witness at 480-948-6377.

Officials say the intersection will likely be closed through evening rush hour.

This is the third incident involving shots fired between West Valley drivers in two days.

A man was shot during a road rage shooting near 63rd and Peoria avenues on Wednesday afternoon.

On Wednesday morning, a driver was shot near 91st Avenue and Happy Valley Road.