A Marine Corps veteran was shot and wounded Wednesday — Veterans Day — during an apparent road rage incident in Tennessee.
Witnesses said the former Marine stopped his Infiniti SUV shortly before noon at an intersection in Murfreesboro and got out of his car and confronted another driver stopped behind him.
Police said a 22-year-old man fired one gunshot from inside his Volvo station wagon, hitting the veteran in the stomach and exiting through his side and then striking his elbow.
Witnesses said the wounded man asked the other driver why he had shot him.
“You scared the shit out of me,” the gunman said.
The victim was taken by helicopter to a hospital for treatment, but no additional details were released about his injuries or his condition.
Police handcuffed and questioned the other driver, but he was released without charges.
Neither man’s name has been released.
Tennessee is among at least 20 states that have passed a “stand your ground” self-defense law, which holds that individuals have no duty to retreat from confrontations outside their homes and may use deadly force if they believe themselves to be in imminent danger.
The shooting remains under investigation.