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Road rage incident leads to shooting in North Las Vegas

Updated Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 | 4:50 p.m.

A road rage incident in North Las Vegas led to an exchange of gunfire that subsequently left a man wounded and another detained this afternoon, according to city police.

The wounded man, who was struck multiple times, was rushed to University Medical Center in critical condition, but is expected to survive, police spokesman Officer Aaron Patty said. The second man was being interviewed by detectives, he added.

The “very minor” crash that ignited the incident was reported about 1:50 p.m. at Cheyenne Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard, Patty said.

Sometime after the crash, one of the drivers took off, with the other following about a mile to a residential neighborhood near Revere Street and Colton Avenue, Patty said. That’s when both men exited their cars and exchanged gunfire.

Regarding drivers who become agitated on the road, Patty advises them to find a way to calm down or call someone who can help, as damaged property is not worth somebody’s life.

Further details were not immediately available.