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Troopers: Wasilla road rage leads to gunfire

Tegan Hanlon

Two vehicles passed each other repeatedly on Schrock Road in Wasilla early Tuesday morning before one motorist opened gunfire, said Alaska State Troopers.

A 52-year-old man, who has not been identified by troopers, called 911 around 5:26 a.m. and said he and a passenger had been shot at while driving on East Seldon Road near Teeland Middle School. Neither were injured though the bullets damaged the undercarriage of the man's Ford Escort, troopers said.

Troopers said the man was driving east on Schrock Road when he came up behind a dark green convertible with a black top occupied by two men.

"A leapfrog road rage scenario ensued," troopers wrote in an online dispatch.

At an intersection, the driver of the convertible got out of his car and stood in the middle of the roadway. The Escort drove off. Once on East Seldon Road, near the Seward-Meridian Parkway, the convertible pulled up alongside the Escort and someone fired multiple rounds from a handgun before fleeing eastbound, troopers said.

Troopers have not made any arrests and are asking anyone with information on the incident to call 907-352-5401 or Mat-Su CrimeStoppers at 907-745-3333.


By Tegan Hanlon
thanlon@adn.com