An episode of road rage turned out to be disproportionate on Tuesday night in Gatineau, when one of the drivers involved allegedly unsheathed a gun and opened fire on his rival.
The conflict between the two drivers – who did not know each other – began around 6 pm on Gréber Boulevard.
At one point, one of the two motorists reportedly pulled out a pistol and pointed it at the victim. According to the police, a shot was fired at that moment, without anyone being shot.
Panicked, the man who was targeted would then have done everything to flee the scene and sow the individual.
“While the victim thought he had sown the suspect, he stepped in front of his vehicle,” the Gatineau police said in a statement. Fearing for his safety, the victim continued on his way, snatching the suspect in his flight. ”
The man continued on his way to the police station, where he unpacked the whole story.
Police then went to the crash site to assist the 38-year-old suspect.
He was transported to Hull Hospital to treat serious injuries that do not endanger his life.
Authorities said the man was arrested and was scheduled to appear by videoconference on Wednesday. Charges of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon and careless use of a firearm could be laid against him.