Driver stabbed, shots fired during Uptown road rage clash

A driver stabbed another motorist and fired shots through the rear window of the victim’s car Wednesday afternoon during a road rage incident in Uptown. No arrests have been made.

The victim, a 21-year-old man, told police he got out of his car to confront the other driver about following too closely on the 5000 block of North Broadway around 12:05 p.m.

He said the confrontation escalated when the other man stabbed him in the calf and fired shots through the back window of his Audi. No one was struck by the gunfire, but passers-by called 911 about the clash.

The injured man returned to his vehicle and drove himself to Weiss Hospital, although he did take a moment to flag down a passing police officer on the way to report what happened.

Doctors at Weiss transferred the man to Stroger Hospital for treatment.

According to the victim, the other motorist is an Asian man who drove a silver Subaru with Wisconsin license plates.

Area Three detectives are handling the investigation.

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