Road rage incident causes soft lock down near Joplin school


JOPLIN, Mo. — A road rage incident in north Joplin prompted Columbia Elementary School to go on a soft lock down this afternoon.

It all happened in the area of D Street and Moffet Avenue, which is only about 2 blocks from the school.

The call came in around 3 pm for “shots fired” originally, but Joplin Police say what neighborhood residents actually heard happened to be fireworks instead.

JPD confirms no shots were fired.

The road rage incident involves two female drivers. One driver in a black car allegedly waved a gun at the other driver.

The driver of the black car then fled the vehicle and took off running.

Officers remain in the area working to piece together what happened. The black vehicle involved has been towed away by police.

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