The Tampa Police Department is asking for help in locating the driver of an SUV involved in an apparent road rage incident on the Howard Frankland Bridge on Monday night.
At about 9:54 p.m., several motorists on motorcycles and a motorist in an SUV were involved in an altercation. Someone in the SUV reportedly fired A gun, injuring one of the motorcyclists, who has been taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Tampa Police Department shared on Facebook:
'This video was taken from a video camera affixed to one of the motorcyclists involved in the incident.
The incident occurred shortly before 10 p.m. A group of motorcycle riders told police that as they crossed the Howard Frankland Bridge headed toward Tampa they were cut off in traffic by an SUV. The motorcycles and the SUV continued on to the Tampa side of the bridge and stopped near the Kennedy Boulevard/Airport exit, where there was a physical altercation between an unidentified person from the SUV and one of the motorcyclists. The person from the SUV then went back to the SUV and returned with a gun and began firing, striking one of the motorcyclists in the ankle. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.'
The SUV, which appears to be red or maroon Ford Edge, then left the scene heading northbound on Interstate 275. The SUV then cut over to get onto the Kennedy/Airport exit and struck another vehicle, causing little damage.
Anyone with any information should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).
The SUV has not been located. The cause of the altercation is not known at this time.
TPD continues to investigate.