Police: Man fires AK-47 while driving on Florida highway

MIAMI – Police say a man fired an AK-47 rifle while driving a Florida highway, damaging at least two passing vehicles.

Miami-Dade Police Detective Daniel Ferrin told The Miami Herald that the man began to shoot inside his Toyota Corolla around 1 pm and Monday, he was driving south on the Palmetto Expressway.

At least two vehicles were hit by bullets.

Ferrin said the man hit a median, drove into oncoming traffic and collided against a wall for the exchange of gunfire with law enforcement officers who are approaching him. The man eventually surrendered.

No injuries were reported.

It was not clear how many officials were involved in the shooting. Ferrin said: “many shots were fired.” The authorities did not know whether the suspect had been involved in a dispute, or if he fired at random.

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