One Shot in Fontana Road Rage Confrontation That Began on Freeway

A dispute that apparently began on the 210 Freeway led to a shooting Thursday morning in Fontana.

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One person was hospitalized in a shooting Thursday after a likely road rage confrontation on a San Bernardino County freeway, police said.

The apparent dispute that led to the shooting unfolded Thursday morning on the 210 Freeway in the San Bernardino area. The encounter started on the freeway before the drivers exited at Cherry Avenue in Fontana and continued to Hemlock Avenue and Walnut Street, where there were reports of a crash and shots fired.

Police responded to reports of a shooting near the intersection of just before 10 a.m. and chased a vehicle that left the scene. That vehicle ended up at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center.

Officers determined that a person inside the vehicle had been shot. That person was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, authorities said.

Officers asked anyone who might have witnessed the encounter on the 210 Freeway in San Bernardino to contact the Fontana Police Department.

A nearby elementary school was locked down during the investigation.

Police say they also found a baseball bat on scene. They are looking into whether one of the drivers tried to use it during the fight.


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Police told NBCLA that everyone involved is going to jail, including whoever had the bat, the man in the truck who shot the gun, and also the driver who transported the gunshot victim to the hospital. That driver was arrested for not yielding to police.

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