LAKE MARY, Fla. — George Zimmerman, the infamous self-appointed neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, was injured in a shooting during a dispute in Lake Mary, the city where he lives in Florida, the media has reported.
Zimmerman only suffered a superficial flesh wound to his face, WESH-TV reported, the station that spoke to the police chief.
The news station also interviewed one witness, Ricardo Berrare, who also said Zimmerman’s injuries didn’t look serious.
“He walked normally into the ambulance, so he wasn’t being helped or nothing,” Berrare told WESH.
Gillett told CNN that the reason for the shooting was a case of road rage. There were no other injuries in the fracas.
A few news stations said Zimmerman was shot in the face. But his lawyer said he was not hit by a bullet, but the glass fragments when the bullet shattered the window in Zimmerman’s truck, TMZ reports.
An employee at a nearby business, Kenneth Cornell, said he was exiting his car after lunch when a man drove up and started yelling about the shooting.
The man shouted to Cornell: “I shot George Zimmerman, call 911. I don’t have a phone,” the news station said.
Cornell said the man didn’t know whether Zimmerman was hurt. He called 911.
According to Cornell, the man told him that he and Zimmerman have had three disputes. This time, Zimmerman waved a gun and the man shot at him, according to Cornell.
Police arrived minutes after he called 911, Cornell said.
Stay tuned for further developments.