ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — Police are investigating a road rage shooting that left a woman injured in St. Charles County.
The incident happened just before 6 p.m. on westbound Highway 364 near the Upper Bottom Road exit ramp, according to the St. Charles County Police Department.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the woman was merging onto 364 when a man wouldn't allow her to merge. A road rage incident occurred, which led to the man pulling out a gun and firing at least two shots at the driver's side of the woman's car. She was struck in the right hand by one round, and the man then drove off.
Officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a shots-fired call and found the woman, who had pulled off at the Harvester Road exit, according to MSHP. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The suspect's car was described as a black Audi, possibly a four-door sedan, with no window tint. The suspect was described as possibly in his 30s with a goatee or facial scruff. He was wearing a black hat and might have been wearing glasses, the victim said.
Authorities said they had not identified the suspect as of Saturday.
Anyone who has information or witnessed the shooting is asked to call MSHP Troop C at 636-300-2800 and ask for investigating officer Trooper Coleman or Corporal Seymore.
This is a developing story. 5 On Your Side will update as information becomes available.
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