One driver shot at a car following a collision on Tuesday.


Suspect and victim knew each other before the incident.

A man has been arrested for shooting at a victim following a two-car crash Tuesday afternoon.

According to SMPD, officers responded to a shots fired call at about 3:42 p.m. near the intersection of 6th and Broadway.

One victim, described as a man in his 40’s, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries to his shoulder.

Witnesses said the two cars were involved in a collision and reported seeing one driver exit an SUV and shoot into the other car. SMPD said the suspect was arrested and a handgun was recovered at the scene.

Local resident Ava Murphy said, “I heard gunshots. First there was one and it sounded like something probably fell and then after that there was [sic] probably six more … As soon as there were gunshots, I heard police cars coming and I saw a young man walking across the street and he had blood on his t-shirt … Maybe around 3:30, somewhere around that time.”

SMPD said the investigation was active and no motivation was known at this time but initial investigation suggests the victim and suspect know each other.

Residents are asked to stay clear of the area while the investigation concludes.

Scott Snowden

Scott Snowden started with the SMDP in 2023 with a long list of journalistic experience. He has written local and international investigative work in Forbes, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, The...