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Gunfire on WB Expressway causes four-car accident, leaves two people injured

GRETNA, LA -- The Gretna Police Department is investigating an incident where a man fired a gun on the Westbank Expressway, causing a four-car accident and injuring two people. The incident occurred Saturday, just after 1:00 p.m. on the elevated portion of the expressway near Stumpf Boulevard. 

According to police two men were traveling westbound on the expressway, smoking synthetic marijuana when they started arguing with each other. The driver stopped the car and as the passenger exited the vehicle the driver pulled out a hand gun and began firing in the direction of the passenger. The bullets missed the passenger, but struck westbound cars, causing a four-car accident. 

Two people who were in cars struck by bullets were injured. One of individuals was injured by broken glass and the other by pieces of metal shrapnel. The person who was injured by the shrapnel was taken to a local hospital with a graze wound.

A nearby Gretna Police Officer responded to the scene and quickly apprehended the shooter, who threw the weapon off of the expressway. Police recovered the weapon used in the shooting. Officers are searching for the passenger, who ran away. The shooter is being questioned by police. The identities of the shooter and the passenger have not been released. 

FOX 8 will provide more information as soon as it becomes available. 

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