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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Driver Shot in the Hip After Tirade

City Crime Statistics
 Aug. 28 – Sept. 3* 
Theft (total)900371
Apartment burglaries14311
Car theft232
 For the Record 
Car accidents148
a) killed18
b) injured159
Public drunkenness3,562
Detained overnight242
Missing persons24
Bodies discovered58
*City police said statistics for Aug. 31 were missing due to technical problems.
Source: Moscow police

A shouting match over who had the right-of-way ended with one driver shooting the other in the hip in southern Moscow, police said Tuesday.

The 36-year-old injured driver told police that he was driving his Toyota Land Cruiser on Khavskaya Ulitsa on Monday evening when a Lada sedan tried to cross the street in front of him. The cars stopped bumper to bumper, and neither would give way to the other, a city police spokesman said.

The two drivers started throwing insults, and the Lada driver finally shot the other driver in the hip and fled, the spokesman said.

The injured driver, who was not identified, was hospitalized with a gunshot to the left hip. Police heard his account after being alerted that a patient had been admitted with a gun wound.

Police are looking for the Lada driver, who could face four to seven years in prison if convicted on charges of armed hooliganism.

The police spokesman said the attack was the first registered incident of road rage this year.

A minor traffic accident on Volochayevskaya Ulitsa in October resulted in manslaughter. An argument between a male and female driver over the fender bender ended with the man pushing the woman into the busy street, only to see her get killed by a passing truck. In August 2005, a driver jumped from his car and fatally beat a truck driver after the truck driver repeatedly tried to pass his car on Volgogradsky Prospekt. In March 2005, a man died and another was injured in a shooting following a car crash on a bridge across the Bittsa River, 25 kilometers south of Moscow.