IDAHO FALLS — Authorities are looking for information about a road rage incident involving a firearm that occurred early Friday morning.
Idaho Falls police say one of the male drivers involved was shot and sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.
The incident took place in the area of Woodruff Avenue and Bentley Way around 4 a.m.
According to initial reports, two vehicles were traveling on North Woodruff when one of the vehicles attempted to force the other off the road, police said. Both vehicles continued on to Bentley before stopping.
One of the male drivers then fired two rounds at the other driver who had exited his vehicle, police said, adding that the victim was struck by a single round.
One of the victim’s two passengers called for help at that point and the suspect fled.
An officer arrived on scene within minutes and administered medical aid to the victim, who was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls by ambulance, police said. They did not release the victim’s name.
Police are still trying to locate and identify the shooting suspect and determine exactly what happened.
“The victim and the two witnesses initially gave conflicting statements to law enforcement and are currently refusing to cooperate with the investigation,” an Idaho Falls Police Department news release states. “From the information that officers have been able to verify, the incident appears to have been between individuals who were known to each other and known to law enforcement. IFPD does not believe there is an ongoing threat to the general public at this time.”
Police are asking residents and business owners in the area to contact them at 208-529-1200 if they have information about the incident or if they have security cameras that recorded anything between 3:30- and 4:30 a.m. that may prove helpful to the investigation.
Woodruff Avenue was closed between Chaffin Lane and Kearney Street for approximately four hours on Friday morning as officers investigated the incident. Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office and Idaho Falls Fire assisted police at the scene.