The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a shooting that may have started as a road rage incident at U.S. 41 at River Road in North Port on Friday morning.
Deputies received a call around 7:14 a.m. about a shooting in the northbound left turn lane of River Road.
A Dodge pickup and a Suzuki SUV were both traveling north on River Road and stopped behind a truck at the intersection of U.S. 41, according to a news release from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials said a male passenger in the Suzuki got out of the SUV, walked up to the driver of the pickup and assaulted him. The driver then shot the man, according to reports.
Officials believe the two men did not know each other and that the incident may have “been the result of a road-rage incident,” the release said.
One person was transported to a hospital, and all parties were accounted for, according to the sheriff’s office. The man who was shot was in stable condition Friday afternoon.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office at 941-861-4915.