Alleged road rage in Peninsula parking lot leads to shooting, one injured

Shortly after midnight Wednesday (Feb. 28) morning, there was a reported road rage incident that erupted between two cars in the West Ocean Front parking lot across from the Dory Deli.

At approximately 12:15 a.m., a verbal altercation reportedly ensued between occupants of a Tesla and another dark colored sedan. One of four males standing near what was the suspect’s dark-colored vehicle reportedly suddenly pulled a handgun from his waistband and subsequently fired five rounds into the Tesla.

The male driver of the Tesla was struck by a round in the left shoulder. He managed to drive away and eventually ended up in the area of San Joaquin Hills and Jamboree roads, where he flagged down a patrol officer and informed him of the incident.

Medical aid was rendered, and he was transported to a local hospital. He has since been treated and released.

No suspect information has as yet been released. Detectives are actively investigating the incident.

Anyone with information concerning the event that took place is urged to call the Newport Beach Police Department at 949.644.3681.


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