By Gyusung Sim
Eagan police said a nonfatal freeway shooting early Sunday appears prompted by road rage, and most of the seven other people in the compact car were too intoxicated.
The incident began at the Cliff Road ramp to Interstate 35E. As a Volkswagen Jetta carrying the woman and seven other people entered the freeway, a dark-colored SUV began tailgating the car, reported by the Pioneer Press.
Both vehicles entered the interstate, and the SUV pulled along the right side of the Volkswagen. They were traveling side by side when someone in the SUV fired at least two shots toward the passenger compartment of the Volkswagen, police said.
One bullet hit near the passenger door, and another drilled into the victim's right shoulder, reported by the Star Tribune.
The Volkswagen's driver, a 28-year-old West St. Paul man, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.