George Zimmerman, the man who killed Trayvon Martin in self-defense in 2012, was slightly injured during a road rage incident in Lake Mary, Florida.
Zimmerman apparently suffered a minor gunshot wound, CNN affiliate WESH-TV reported, citing the police chief.
The affiliate spoke with one witness, Ricardo Berrare, who also said Zimmerman’s injuries didn’t look serious.
“He walked normally into the ambulance, so he wasn’t being helped or nothing,” Berrare told WESH.
The shooting is under investigation, but it appeared to be some type of road rage incident, Gillett told CNN.
Police said there were no fatalities in the shooting and said the department would not release additional information until a briefing planned for Monday afternoon.
An employee at a nearby business, Kenneth Cornell, said he was exiting his car after lunch when a man drove up and started yelling about the shooting.
The man shouted to Cornell: “I shot George Zimmerman, call 911. I don’t have a phone.”
Cornell said the man didn’t know whether Zimmerman was hurt. He called 911.
According to Cornell, the man told him that he and Zimmerman have had three disputes. This time, Zimmerman waved a gun and the man shot at him, according to Cornell.
Police arrived minutes after he called 911, Cornell said.
Police have not verified Cornell’s account to CNN.
This is only one side of the story. We should wait until Zimmerman has a chance to weigh in before judging what happened.
It looks like trouble is going to follow Mr. Zimmerman for the rest of his life. And he will be a target as well. Last year, a woman claimed that Zimmerman threw a wine bottle at her. She later recanted the claim and charges against Zimmerman were dropped.