Two Motorists Shot along I-35E

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Two motorists were shot on Interstate 35-E over the weekend in separate incidents, the Star Tribune reported.

On Saturday, a an was shot in the neck and chin about 2:30 a.m. in St. Paul, and a woman was shot in the shoulder about 2:25 a.m. Sunday in Eagan. Limited information is known about the suspects and neither shooter has been arrested.

In Saturday's case, the victim and his brothers attempted to get into a bar in Roseville but couldn't because the bar was full. Afterward, the men were driving south on the interstate between Maryland Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue when five shots were fired from a green Ford Explorer. The driver, 26, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Sunday's shooting in Eagan resulted in injuries for a 26-year-old Rosemount woman and was an apparent case of road rage, the Pioneer Press reported.

A Volkswagen Jetta carrying the woman and seven others entered I-35E at the Cliff Road ramp and was immediately tailgated by a dark-colored SUV. The Jetta driver "gave the finger," according to police, after which the SUV pulled next to the Jetta on the passenger side and fired at least two shots.

The driver of the Volkswagen Jetta was arrested on charges of DUI. Many of the witnesses in the Jetta were intoxicated, which police say has hampered the investigation.

Police are asking for the public's help. Anyone with information is asked to call 651-675-5700.

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