George Zimmerman shot in face during ongoing dispute with another man in Florida
George Zimmerman was shot and wounded Monday afternoon in Florida.
Police said Zimmerman was shot in the face, but his injuries were minor, reported WFTV-TV.
Zimmerman was involved in a shooting in Lake Mary about 12:45 p.m. as part of an ongoing dispute with another man in an apparent “road rage incident,” police said.
A bullet hole was spotted in the passenger side window of Zimmerman’s truck, which WESH-TV said viewers might recognize from previous incidents.
Police Chief Steve Bracknell told the Orlando Sentinel that Zimmerman did not shoot, but was fired upon by the other driver.
The man who called 911 to report the shooting told CNN that the alleged gunman ran up to him and said, “I just shot George Zimmerman, call 911!” According to CNN executive editor Ram Ramgopal, the alleged gunman claimed he was driving when Zimmerman waved a gun, so he shot Zimmerman.
“This is very crazy. I mean it took me 3 or 4 times to comprehend what he was saying,” the man who called 911 told CNN.
A witness said he recognized Zimmerman, who got out of his truck and walked to an ambulance that happened to be parked nearby.
“He walked normally into the ambulance, so he wasn’t being helped or nothing,” said witness Ricardo Berrare.
Zimmerman was acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin after claiming he acted in self-defense.
He said in March that he had a clear conscience in the shooting, which he described as part of God’s plan.
Since then, Zimmerman has been arrested three times on domestic violence charges, but he was never prosecuted because the victims recanted in each case.