University City

Gun-Toting Man Opens Fire During Rush Hour Traffic

Police released a picture of the pistol investigators said he was using at the time

Philadelphia police believe road rage led to a man opening fire during rush hour traffic in University City on Monday.

Investigators said the man got out of his car on the 3400 block of Market Street and fired several shots into southbound traffic after getting into an altercation with another driver. It happened around 6:30 p.m.

Philadelphia Police Captain Matthew Gillespie tweeted a picture of the AR-style pistol investigators say he used at the time. He credited the PPD's 18th District and Drexel Public Safety for preventing the road rage incident from going any further.

No one was hurt during incident, police said, and detectives arrested the gunman.

CORRECTION (Wednesday, Nov. 30 9:50 a.m.): An earlier version of this article misstated the type of weapon used. It has since been corrected to state that police listed the gun as an AR-style pistol.

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