A woman is in “very serious” condition after being shot during a road-rage incident on the Beltway, according to Baltimore County police. Detectives are continuing to search for the suspect and any witnesses to the shooting.
The incident took place just after noon on Sunday, in the inner loop of Interstate 695 near the Harford Road exit. Police say the drivers of two separate vehicles — a white van and a dark-colored Nissan — were arguing, when a third vehicle, a 2018 Subaru Outback, attempted to pass them. Police said that either a passenger or driver of the Nissan then fired a single shot in the direction of the Subaru, which hit the car’s driver, a 58-year-old woman. The Outback then pulled over, and a passenger in her car called 911 and provided details to police.
Police say the Nissan, described as a black or gray car with dark-tinted rear windows, may have been an Altima or Maxima from 2002 to 2006, with a male driver and male passenger. They think that the white van was a work-style van with no rear windows.
The woman was treated at the scene and taken to the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She “remains in very serious condition” with life-threatening injuries, according to police. Police closed off traffic in the area for about an hour while investigating the scene.
At a news conference Sunday, police spokeswoman Andrea Bylen said it appeared that no other vehicles pulled over during the incident. Police are seeking witnesses and video camera footage that may exist in the area. Bylen said police hope to speak with the inhabitants of the van, who are not being sought as suspects.
Witnesses to the incident, or anyone with information that could help in the investigation, are asked to telephone police at 410-307-2020 or dial 911.
“If you should see a road rage incident or be involved in a road rage incident ... call police,” Bylen said.