Man Pistol-Whipped, Shot in Road Rage Incident: Police

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Thursday, Sep 5, 2013  |  Updated 11:41 AM EDT
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The man was shot around 11:30 last night in Southewest Philadelphia. He is recovering at the Hospital of the University of Pennyslvania. The suspect is in police custody.

NBC10, Jesse Gary

The man was shot around 11:30 last night in Southewest Philadelphia. He is recovering at the Hospital of the University of Pennyslvania. The suspect is in police custody.

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A man is in stable condition at a local hospital following a suspected road rage incident in Southwest Philadelphia late Wednesday night.

Police say that a road rage incident sparked an argument and then a fight between two men that ended with a 37-year-old man being shot in the arm.

Authorities are calling the shooting -- which happened around 11:30 p.m. on the 6400-block of Grays Avenue -- accidental.

They say that the victim was involved in an accident with a 48-year-old and that he fled the scene.

The older man followed the victim and when he got out of his car near his house, the two began fighting. It was then the victim was pistol-whipped and hit in the wrist with a bullet from a gun that went off accidentally, according to police.

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A witness was able to flag down an officer quickly and that officer arrived on the scene to find the 48-year-old man with the weapon, according to police.

"The officer arrived on the scene so fast, he was able to apprehend the shooter," Chief Inspector Scott Small told NBC10.

The victim is recovering in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Police say the alleged gunman has a license to carry.

No one has been charged in the shooting. 

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