- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A Phoenix-area freeway shooting during the Monday morning commute stemmed from a road-rage confrontation, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

Nobody was injured but Department of Public Safety spokesman Raul Garcia said a Jeep was hit by bullets, including at least one that flattened a tire. Another struck a door.

The gunfire erupted after one driver would not allow another driver to enter a traffic lane, according to initial information, Garcia said.

“This is not random. This is an intentional road-rage confrontational incident,” Garcia said.

Garcia said the confrontation began on the transition between the westbound State Route 202 and northbound State Route 101 freeways.

According to Garcia, a witness reported seeing a handgun.

Garcia said no description of the suspect is available but the shots were fired from a vehicle described as a boxy car that might be a Honda Element. Its color was described as maroon or burned orange.

The DPS wants the public to call with any information about the incident, Garcia said.

Detectives from the DPS’ criminal investigation unit are investigating the incident, Garcia said.

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