One person is dead after a road rage incident led to a shooting in north Scottsdale Thursday night, police said.
Police said two motorists were engaged in a physical altercation. The drivers pulled into a shopping center parking lot behind a CVS pharmacy at Pima and Pinnacle Peak roads.
Police said the 50-year-old victim climbed out of his car and approached the other driver, who is 59.
After the altercation ensued, the 59-year-old pulled out a gun and opened fire, hitting the victim in the stomach.
Police say this is exactly why starting any kind of argument on the road is a very bad idea.
"If you are being followed or there's something going on with another motorist, you should call 911," said Sgt. Mark Clark of the Scottsdale Police Department. "You should park in a lighted place, just pull over and try to get away from the other driver. We don't know what happened in this case but what we do know is there were fatal consequences."
There is no word yet on what, if any, charges will be filed in the case.
It's possible the shooter could be charged with murder, but police are also investigating whether this could have been done in self-defense.
The shooter was cooperating with investigators, Clark said.
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