A teenager from Maine was shot in the arm Sunday afternoon on Route 495 north in Merrimac, Mass., during what state police are calling “an apparent road rage incident.”
The 16-year-old girl was taken to Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport, Mass. Her injury is not life-threatening, police said.
State police said they are looking for a white Honda Accord with tinted windows and a red, white and blue registration plate. Police described the driver as a white woman with sunglasses. The shot, they said, apparently was fired shortly after noon by a dark-skinned male passenger with short hair and wearing a gray T-shirt and sunglasses.
Other occupants of the teen’s car blamed road rage on the shooting, but no other details were immediately available, police said.
“State police are asking for the public’s help in this matter. Traffic at the time of the shooting was heavy and there may be other witnesses to this crime who have not yet been identified,” said Lt. Daniel G. Richard.
Anyone with information is urged to call the state police barracks in Newbury at (978) 462-7478.
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Correction: An earlier version of this story said the incident happened this afternoon. It happened Sunday afternoon.