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Man Hospitalized In NW Miami, As Police Investigate Possible Road Rage Shooting

MIAMI (CBSMiami) - Another road rage incident in Miami-Dade County.

This time, it happened in the middle of morning rush hour traffic. Police said a man was shot while driving his car near 7th Avenue and NW 103rd Street.

"I ran over to see, and I didn't see a problem but then he lifted his shirt, and his undershirt was all full of blood," said Scott Hidnert, an employee at Traffic Ticket Office.

Hidnert said the man who was shot this morning is David Beasley.

"He came running in and said someone shot him," explained Hidnert.

The shorts were fired right near a Traffic Ticket Office where Hidnert works. He said Beasley stops by all of the time to say hello but this morning, he ran inside asking for help.

"Somebody ran a stop sign. There was almost an accident. The two of them had words and the guy turned around, chased after him and took a couple shots at him. Grazed him on the side of his stomach," said Hidnert.

Police said Beasley was shot in the back and grazed by another bullet on his shoulder.

"He said he was in pain. He was hurting," said Hidnert.

Road rage shootings are on the rise.

According to Everytown, a support fund for gun safety, in 2021, an average of 44 people per month were shot and killed or wounded in road rage shootings. That's more than double the pre-pandemic average.

"It's just crazy. Today, people take guns out and start shooting for nothing," says Hidnert.

He said his employees were all shocked to see their friend in so much pain.

"He's here every day they see him they know him. He walks up and down the street, and they couldn't believe what happened," he explained.

CBS4 is working to get an update on Beasley's condition as Miami-Dade Police detectives continue to investigate.

As of now, the suspect hasn't been caught.

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