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1 hospitalized as police investigate shooting sparked by road rage

Road Rage investigation
Idaho Falls Police investigate a road rage incident on Woodruff Avenue early Friday morning.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE 10:40 a.m. Idaho Falls Police have released an update regarding Friday morning's incident.

One man was struck by a bullet during a reported “road rage” incident in Idaho Falls sometime between 3:30 and 4:30 a.m. Friday involving a firearm on Woodruff Avenue.

According to the caller, two vehicles were traveling in the area of North Woodruff Avenue when one vehicle attempted to force the other from the roadway.

The two vehicles pulled east onto Bentley Way and stopped their vehicles where one male driver fired two rounds at the male driver of the other vehicle.

That individual was outside his vehicle at the time and was struck with a single round.

One of the victim’s two passengers called 911.

The suspect fled the scene in his vehicle.

When the first officer arrived on the scene a few minutes after the call was received, he administered immediate medical aide.

Additional Idaho Falls Police Officers, Bonneville County Sherriff’s Deputies, and EMS personnel from Idaho Falls Fire responded to the scene and the area.

An ambulance transported the man to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center via ambulance with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The victim and the two witnesses initially gave conflicting statements to law enforcement and are currently refusing to cooperate with the investigation.

From the information that officers have been able to verify, the incident appears to have been between individuals who were known to each
other and known to law enforcement.

IFPD does not believe there is an ongoing threat to the general public at this time.

Idaho Falls Police Officers are continuing to attempt to identify and locate the suspect in this incident and to verify the details of what occurred.

Police are asking that anyone who lives or owns a business in the area who has security cameras to please check their footage for anything that may
relate to this investigation, including vehicles in the area between 3:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.

Anyone who has such footage or who may have witnessed anything relating to this investigation is asked to please contact the Idaho Falls Police Department at (208)529-1200.

No other injuries or damage have been reported from the incident at this time.

Woodruff Avenue was closed from Chaffin Lane to Kearney Street from approximately 4:00 – 8:00 a.m but is now open.

The investigation is ongoing and no other information is available for release at this time.

UPDATE: Idaho Falls Police have now cleared the scene and Woodruff Avenue and Bentley has been reopened to traffic. The intersection was closed from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. No further details about the shooting incident have been released, but police said it involved two people who were known to each other. The general public is not threatened.

Original Story:
Idaho Falls Police are still on the scene sparked by a road rage incident. Police say it happened around 4 a.m. at Woodruff and Bentley Way.

Authorities say the area between John Adams and Lincoln Road is blocked off. Drivers will need to find another route to work.

They are not saying if anyone was hurt or if any suspects are in custody.

We will update the story when we get more information.

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