May 28, 2015 / 3:32 PM / 2 years ago

One dead, one wounded in Washington, D.C., road-rage incident: police

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police searched for a suspect who shot one man dead and seriously injured another in an apparent road-rage incident that closed down a major Washington, D.C., highway during the Thursday morning rush hour.

The shooting occurred on a busy stretch of Interstate 295 near the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington Police Chief Kathy Lanier told reporters.

Two men suffering gunshot wounds were found inside a black SUV. One man was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Lanier said the preliminary reports indicated the shooting may have been a road-rage incident.

Police are looking for the occupants of a vehicle that opened fire on the SUV.

“This is rush hour traffic,” Lanier said. “There were a lot of cars out here. People had to see something.”

Reporting by John Clarke; Editing by Scott Malone and Bill Trott

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