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Man shot in leg during alleged road rage incident in Peoria

A man was shot in the leg after an altercation took place near 91st Avenue and Happy Valley Road.

PEORIA, Ariz. — Editor's note: The above video aired in a 12 News broadcast on Jan. 11, 2021.

An alleged case of road rage led to one man getting shot in the leg, according to the Peoria Police Department.

On Wednesday at 7 a.m. Peoria police responded to a shooting in the area of 91st Avenue and Happy Valley Road, according to officials. The caller told dispatch that they believed this was a result of a possible road rage situation.

The alleged shooter pulled over south onto 91st Avenue, reported the incident and waited for authorities, Peoria police shared.

When the officers arrived on the scene, they found a male -- the driver of a grey Dodge Charger -- with a gunshot wound to his leg, according to officials.

Peoria Fire Medical responded to the scene and transported the victim to the hospital with non-life-threatening injures. 

The suspect who allegedly shot the victim was driving a red Honda Civic. He was detained and was not injured, according to the Peoria police.

Preliminary reports show that the driver of the red Honda pulled in front of the grey Dodge on Happy Valley Road at 91st Avenue and then stopped. 

The driver of the grey Dodge exited his vehicle and approached the driver of the Honda at the driver's window, according to officials. An altercation occurred at the window and the suspect shot the man striking him in the leg.

A child passenger was in the Dodge but was not injured. 

The child was turned over to another family member who responded to the scene, according to the Peoria police.

This is an active investigation.

At this time, no arrests have been made.

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