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Police are looking for a man who allegedly fired a handgun while involved in a road-rage incident Tuesday night in south Lawrence, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman.
The incident, between the occupants of a van and a man driving a lime green, late 1990s Mustang, occurred about 10 p.m. near the 2500 block of Melrose Lane, McKinley said.
Two people in a van told police that the Mustang had been tailgating their vehicle, so they pulled over. When the Mustang passed by, they decided to follow, and the Mustang eventually stopped in front of them and blocked the road diagonally. Then, the driver of the Mustang stepped out of his car with a handgun, McKinley said.
Both occupants of the van ducked and backed up the van as the gun was fired, McKinley said. It wasn't clear where the gun was aimed, and the driver of the Mustang fled the area.
No injuries or property damage were reported, McKinley said. Police are looking for the Mustang and the driver, who is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509 or the TIPS Hotline at 843-TIPS(8477).