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Man shot at driver who passed him on I-35 during Friday snowstorm

It happened in Wyoming, where around 40 vehicles ended up spinning out in difficult conditions.
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A motorist who was among the dozens who spun out on a stretch of I-35 in Wyoming on Friday allegedly fired a shot at a fellow motorist just before leaving the road.

The Minnesota State Patrol says that 44-year-old Michael Swonger from Minneapolis reported that a shot was fired at his vehicle as he passed a BMW on the interstate around 2:15 p.m.

A hole was later found in the victim's car.

When troopers arrived at the scene, they found the BMW off the road, finding a gun inside the vehicle along with the driver.

The 27 year old from Forest Lake was taken into custody and is now expected to be charged with second-degree assault, as well as felon in possession of a firearm.

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He was among the many motorists who crashed on the snowy and icy section of I-35 on Friday afternoon.

The interstate ended up being closed for hours after conditions led to a pileup on the northbound interstate, with Wyoming PD posting pictures of the snarl, which it said was the result of drivers going too fast for the conditions.

The investigation into the shooting is being carried out by the Minnesota State Patrol.

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