One Ontario man is recovering after being shot in the face in a crazy case of road rage in London, Ontario. According to police, the victim gestured angrily towards an aggressive driver, before the driver pulled up next to him and fired several shots towards the man. London Police are currently offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who can help them track down this shooter.
London Police have released information on a shooting that is now being connected to road rage that happened mid-May. According to police, the 21-year-old victim, who suffered injuries to the head and the neck, was driving home from work on May 11 when he spotted a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze that was being operated by an aggressive driver.
As the two vehicles continued to drive down the same road, the victim was reported to gesture angrily towards the driver. According to the National Post, this gesture was reported to be the middle finger.
Shortly after this gesture occurred, both cars pulled up to the intersection of Admiral Drive and Trafalgar Street at around 4 p.m. It was reported that the driver of the Chevrolet Cruze pulled out a gun and fired several shots at the victims' car before fleeing the scene.
The 21-year-old victim was transported to the hospital, after he suffered injuries to both his head and neck during the shooting.
Police have now confirmed that the victim was not targeted in an attack. Instead, police state that the victim was shot for no other reason but road rage.
According to Detective Alex Krygsman, head of the Major Crime Section, "The young man was targeted for no other reason than he pointed out an aggressive driver's behavior on a residential street on a sunny spring afternoon. For that, he was shot."
London Police are now asking for anyone in the community who knows any information about the shooting to come forward to police. The driver was last seen driving a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze.
Police believe that many members of the community have witnessed what occurred that afternoon, and are offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who is able to provide valid information to the police that will help lead to the arrest of the victim.
The reward is valid from Aug. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019. Anyone with information is asked to call London Police at 519-661-5874, or to email Krygsman at AKrygsman@londonpolice.ca.