Culprit sought in road-rage shooting on Palm Coast Parkway

Victim’s van shot 3 times

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – Flagler County deputies say they’re looking for a driver who opened fire on a van during a road-rage shooting on Palm Coast Parkway.

The shooting was reported Tuesday at about 7:15 p.m. at the intersection of Palm Coast Parkway and Harbor Center Way.

Deputies said the victim, who was in a white cargo-style van, noticed a dark-colored sedan driving aggressively.

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The driver of the car threw a water bottle at the van and drove closely behind the van in an unsafe manner, according to the report.

As both vehicles were stopped at the intersection, the sedan driver got out of the car and shot the rear door of the victim’s van three times, records show.

Deputies are looking for the culprit in a road-rage shooting.
Deputies are looking for the culprit in a road-rage shooting. (Flagler County Sheriff's Office)

“(They) stopped, open their trunk, got their gun out and then started shooting into the back of this work van,” Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said.

The van driver and the two passengers said they feared for their lives.

“I get it, traffic is bad sometimes and people do crazy things driving, but this is not how you settle the score,” Staly said.

After the shooting, the victim pulled over to report the incident while the sedan drove off onto Farragut Drive, records show.

No one was injured but one of the bullets did strike the interior of the van.

'This incident could have ended very differently," Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Being upset with another driver does not give anyone the right to shoot at another vehicle or potentially take someone’s life. If you see someone driving recklessly, call 911 instead.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office at 386-313-4911 or email tips@flaglersheriff.com and mention case number 2020-11588.

“No lead is too small. You never know you might have just the piece of information that you may think is insignificant, but it can really helps us close this case and solve it,” the sheriff said.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously by calling Crimestoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS.

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