by: WFTV Web Staff Updated:
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A bicyclist was hospitalized after being shot multiple times by a driver in a road-rage incident, Kissimmee police said.
The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon near Columbia Avenue and Dyer Boulevard.
Police said it appears to be a road-rage incident involving a driver in a dark-gray or charcoal 4-door Honda or Hyundai with dark tint. Investigators said the driver and bicyclist may have nearly collided at one point and possibly exchanged words before the shooting.
Neighbors told Channel 9's Michael Lopardi that they heard the multiple gunshots and saw the bicyclist hobble to a nearby gas station.
"For someone to snap like that on someone on a bike, it's like, you shouldn't have a pistol. You shouldn't have a rifle. You shouldn't have a gun," said neighbor Adonis Cooper.
The driver has not been caught, but police released two photos of the vehicle in hopes that it will lead to an arrest.
The bicyclist is being treated for his wounds. His condition and his name have not been released.
"The next step will be interviewing the victim when he feels up to it, and hopefully he can give us a little more information about the driver," said Stacie Miller with the Kissimmee Police Department.
Anyone with information is asked to call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).
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