Kernersville police investigate shooting on I-40 as act of road rage


Elizabeth Blake

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KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — A Greensboro woman was taken into custody after she allegedly shot at another car on I-40 east in Kernersville, police report.

At about 4:20 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a disturbance involving two drivers on Interstate 40 east between Union Cross Road and Highway 66.

According to police, Elizabeth Blake, 39, of Greensboro, used a gun to shoot at the other vehicle.

No one was injured.

Police say they are investigating the shooting as an act of road rage.

Kernersville drivers said they were surprised to learn the shooting happened just before rush hour and were thankful no one was seriously hurt.

“To have such violence that escalates to where you’re having a shooting while driving. That’s definitely a scary thing and something you’d hope not to have to deal with on your way to work,” said Chris Collins, a commuter.

Blake has been charged with discharging a firearm into a moving vehicle.

She was placed in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center under a $45,000 secured bond.

Police ask any witnesses to come forward if they saw two vehicles driving aggressively in the area of I-40 east between Union Cross Road and Highway 66 between the hours of 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday.

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