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Police say road rage led to weekend shooting on I-275 in Forest Park

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FOREST PARK, Ohio -- A weekend shooting involving two vehicles near a highway exit ramp in Forest Park was the result of road rage, officers report.

Two people were injured Saturday around 7:18 p.m. on the westbound I-275 off-ramp to northbound Winton Road after Forest Park police say a 41-year-old Fairfield resident opened fire into a nearby vehicle.

When officers responded, they found a 26-year-old Forest Park resident with a gunshot wound to his leg. His passenger, a 25-year-old Forest Park resident, received minor leg injuries not caused by gunshots.

Police say the incident started when the two vehicles were traveling westbound on I-275 near I-75 and one of the vehicles cut-off the other.

Police said this led to taunts and hand-gestures between the two vehicles.

Both parties exited Winton Road and were stopped in traffic when the 26- and 25-year-old exited their vehicle to confront the other driver. Police said one of the two who exited was armed with a knife.

When the 41-year-old exited his vehicle, officers said he pulled out a handgun and fired four shots, striking the 26-year-old in the leg. The 25-year-old was struck in the leg by debris.

Police are not releasing the names of those involved and no charges have been filed at this time.

One person was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, while the other was taken to Mercy South Hospital.

The accused shooter was detained and transported to police headquarters for questioning. 

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