By Jennifer Ragusa
Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer
Baltimore County police are looking for anyone who witnessed the shooting of a 58-year-old woman in what they described as a road-rage incident Sunday afternoon on the Baltimore Beltway.
Police said the woman was shot in the upper body as she drove her gray Subaru Outback on the inner loop of Interstate 695 near the Harford Road exit in the Parkville area.
They described the woman’s injuries as life threatening and said she remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
Police said the woman was shot as she attempted to pass two vehicles that were involved in an ongoing road-rage incident.
According to police, the driver of a dark-colored Nissan vehicle with tinted windows – possibly a Maxima or Altima built between 2002 and 2006 – was having some kind of dispute with the driver of a white van at about noon on the beltway.
Police said the Nissan drove at a high rate of speed, pulled in front of the van and slowed down. Police believe it was the driver of the Nissan who shot the woman as she was attempting to pass both vehicles.
The woman heard the shot but did not realize she had been hit until she pulled off the side of the road, police said. She called for help and was eventually transported to the hospital, police said.
UPDATE: The woman described the driver of the Nissan sedan was a black male, police said. They said the woman said a white woman wearing a yellow shirt was in the passenger seat.
Police said the van was described as a full-sized work-type vehicle with no rear windows and no company markings or logos. The driver is being sought as a witness to the events, police said.
Police said the van continued traveling eastbound on I-695 after the incident but that the Nissan exited the highway at Route 43/White Marsh Boulevard.
Anyone driving eastbound on I-695 in the Towson/Parkville/White Marsh area around noon on Sunday who may have seen these vehicles or who have additional information, please contact police at (410) 307-2020. Callers will stay anonymous.