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CHP looking for white Mercedes following Monday's road rage incident

CHP said an altercation started on I-80 and Watt and ended with a shooting on I-5 near Richards Boulevard.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol have opened an investigation into a road rage incident that left one person shot and in the hospital. Authorities say the condition of the victim is not known at this time.

A spokesperson for CHP-South Sacramento said police are searching for a white Mercedes after an altercation started on I-80 and Watt and ended with a shooting on I-5 near Richards Boulevard.

All lanes of I-5 have since been reopened after being shuttered for the investigation. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the incident can call the CHP.

"Sad to see stuff like this happening"

Jose Vargas was parked in his truck at the Best Western on Jibboom Street when he heard gunfire shortly after 2:15 p.m.

"I heard like six loud bangs and automatically I thought, those are gun shots," he said.

While the case is under investigation, CHP officials offered advice for handling road rage incidents.

"Try to remain calm, don't be so quick to honk your horn, just back off if someone cuts in front of you, just let it go and just remember life is short," said CHP spokesperson Mark Leavitt.

For Vargas, he's disappointed to see incidents such as these happening in the city.

"It's sad to see, you know. It's sad to see stuff like this happening especially in Sacramento," he said.

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