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DeSoto County motorist shot after pulling out in front of vehicle

OLIVE BRANCH, MS (WMC-TV) - A DeSoto County motorist was shot late Monday morning after pulling out in front of another vehicle on Highway 78 near Olive Branch.

According to Major Mark Kimbell of the Olive Branch Police Department, the incident happened when the victim pulled out in front of the suspect's vehicle, causing that vehicle to go off the road.

According to Kimbell, the suspect caught up to the victim by driving at a high rate of speed, pulled a gun, and fired one shot through the victim's driver's side window.  The victim was struck by the bullet in the arm.

The victim pulled off the road at a rest stop on the westbound side of Highway 78, Kimbell said. The victim was eventually taken to Baptist-DeSoto Hospital in stable condition.

The suspect was described as a black male driving a tan Nissan Altima.  Police are still searching for the suspect and his car.

The victim in the shooting has not been identified.

If you have information that could aid police, call DeSoto County CrimeStopers at 662-429-TIPS.

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