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A 21-year-old man was killed and two other people were injured in a Phoenix road-rage shooting Monday evening that grew out of a traffic altercation, Phoenix police said.

One of those injured was an 18-year-old woman who had been walking in the area and was not involved in the incident, police said.

Timothy Elliot Pascale, 34, of Peoria, was taken into custody as the suspected shooter. He was booked on one count of first-degree murder, one count of drive-by shooting, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of possession of a weapon by a prohibited possessor and one count of discharging a firearm within the city limits, police said.

The shooting occurred near 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road, and the shooter fled, Phoenix police Sgt. Jonathan Howard said.

According to Howard, officers found the 21-year-old man lying outside of a white Nissan in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Howard said.

The driver of the Nissan, a 22-year-old man, was taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds and remained in serious but stable condition, Howard said.

The woman remained hospitalized in stable condition.

Witnesses were able to provide license plate information and a description of the other vehicle involved in the altercation, according to Howard.

Officials found the vehicle at the residence of the registered owner in Peoria and detained him without incident, Howard said.

According to Howard, police suspect that the altercation took place as a road rage incident between Pascale and the two other men.

The investigation is ongoing.


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