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Shots fired during road rage incident in Richmond

By Global News

WATCH:  Richmond RCMP are investigating an apparent case of road rage that ended with a bullet hole in a one car. Ted Chernecki explains how it all unfolded.

Reports indicate a road rage incident in Richmond may have escalated into violence Monday night.

Shortly after 8:30 p.m. Richmond RCMP responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Westminster Highway and Garden City Road.

They found a 22-year-old man from Richmond in a white, late-model, Toyota Corolla. Mounties say the man was not injured, but at least one bullet hole was found in the car.

A man was seen fleeing the scene in a dark-coloured sedan, speeding northbound on Garden City Road. Police are asking anyone who may have seen the car to contact them.

WATCH: Shots fired after road rage incident in Richmond

“At this point, we believe that the shooting was initiated by a driving altercation and it appears to have been taken to the extreme,” says Cpl. Dennis Hwang. “We are following up on a number of leads and going through surveillance footage. We are working with our law enforcement partners to see if there are connections to other recent shootings. We are extremely thankful that no one was injured.”

If you have any information on this crime, contact Cst. Perera at 604-278-1212. To leave a tip on this crime, emailRichmond_Tips@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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