Germantown Police: Man shot in the leg in road rage incident on way to work

Germantown Police: Man shot in the leg in road rage incident on way to work

GERMANTOWN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 43-year-old man is recovering after he was shot in the leg during a road rage incident on his way to work. 

According to Germantown Police, it happened around 6:00 a.m. near the intersection of River Lane and Freistadt Road. The victim told police he was northbound on I-41 between Pilgrim and County Line Roads when he saw the suspect vehicle coming up quickly behind him, weaving in and out of traffic. The victim told police he "brake-checked" the suspect to try to put some distance between him and the suspect.

The victim later pulled to the side of the road to let the suspect pass and that's when the victim said someone in the suspect vehicle pulled out a gun and shot into the driver's side door, hitting the victim in the lower leg. 

Police say the victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The suspect vehicle is described as a late 90's model silver Cadillac with tinted windows. The passenger side headlight was also out. Police say there is no description of the driver and the victim didn't know whether there were any passengers in the vehicle. 

Investigators say this was a random, isolated incident and the public is not in any danger. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Germantown Police.

Police are also reminding drivers that if you see someone driving erratically to pull off to the side of the road, let them pass, and call authorities. 

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