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