Woman shot in apparent road rage incident near Walker Art Center

A woman was shot four times after honking at a vehicle that cut her off, according to Minneapolis police.

Police spokesperson John Elder said the woman was driving south on Hennepin Avenue near Groveland Avenue just before 5 p.m. Tuesday when a tan or ivory colored Jeep Cherokee cut her off.

Elder said she honked at the Jeep, which he says moved into the lane next to her and slowed down so they were side by side.

"The passenger in the Jeep reached over with a black handgun and started shooting at the victim who was the sole occupant and driver of that car," he said. "She was struck four times — three times in the arm one time in the abdomen."

Elder said the woman drove to a nearby business and was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Several lanes in that section of Hennepin Avenue, which runs in front of the Walker Art Center, are closed for a construction project.

"This is just an extreme case of road rage," Elder said.

Elder says police are searching for the driver and the shooter.

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