Police suspect road rage caused a 44-year-old man to get shot in the lower leg Monday afternoon in southwest Santa Fe.
The man, whose name was not being released, was taken to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center where he was being treated for “non life threatening injuries,” according to Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Capt. Ken Johnson.
“At this point, we don’t have any reason to believe the victim and the shooter had any connection,” Johnson said.
Police say the victim was driving his truck on Paseo Mel Senaida near Rufina Street around 4 p.m. when a car passed closely by him. Johnson said the victim made some sort of hand gesture to the driver of the car and exited his truck.
Someone in the suspect car then shot two or three times — hitting the man once near the ankle and hitting his truck.
Witnesses told sheriff’s investigators they saw a gold Pontiac Grand Am or Grand Prix with a University of New Mexico Lobos license plate leaving the area at the time of the shooting.