Road Rage Shooting Reported On I-95

BENSON – Benson Police are searching for a suspect involved in an alleged road rage shooting on Interstate 95 near Benson. The incident occurred around 5:30pm Sunday.

The 32 year-old victim said he was traveling northbound in his pickup when a silver SUV came up behind him honking its horn and flashing its headlights. The SUV then merged over into the left lane and began driving as if it was trying to run his pickup off the road.

The victim stated he looked over and a white male subject had his passenger side window rolled down, holding a handgun. He then turned his head and heard a gunshot – feeling the round hit him.

The victim pulled over on the northbound exit ramp (Exit 79) to Benson. Bullet fragments were recovered from his jacket while he was being evaluated by EMS. Only minor injuries were sustained. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

Anyone with any information about the road rage shooting is urged to call the Benson Police Department at 919-894-2091 or email crimeline@bensonpd.org. Information can be provided anonymously.

In October, a driver was grazed by a bullet in a road rage shooting on Interstate 95 near Kenly. One day earlier, shots were fired on I-95 near Four Oaks in another road rage altercation.