Maplewood police investigate road rage incident

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MAPLEWOOD, MO (KPLR) – Two men are facing charges after shots were fired during a road rage incident in Maplewood earlier this week.

According to police, the incident occurred Monday afternoon near S. Hanley Road.

“We have two vehicles that have destinations to get to in a hurry. We are all in a hurry. We just ask that everybody slows down and hopefully everybody can arrive alive,” said Detective Mike Gilb, Maplewood Police Department.

Two men were at a stoplight when one of the drivers got out of his car and allegedly pulled out a semi-automatic handgun, struck the other driver with the weapon, and opened fire inside that person’s vehicle.

Although detectives are still sorting through exactly what happened, they said drivers should never confront another driver over a lane-changing issue.

“Move over if someone is tailgating you. Have everyone use the ‘I am sorry’ gesture, maybe something as simple as a wave and give you time to stop the situation. Plan ahead and allow time for delays during your journey,” Gilb said.

Detectives say they’re lucky no one was injured or killed.