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Suspected road rage incident leaves man shot at gas station

STONE MOUNTAIN - Police are searching for the person who shot a 34-year-old man outside a Stone Mountain gas station Thursday night.

Authorities believe the shooting was spurred by a bout of road rage.

According to a Gwinnett police press release, Robert Lankford II of Stone Mountain was traveling south on Rockbridge road shortly before 8:30 p.m. Thursday when the driver of a bronze pickup truck in front of him began slamming on the truck's brakes.

Both drivers pulled into the parking lot of the Chevron gas station at 1900 Rockbridge Road.

When Lankford exited his vehicle, the driver of the pickup circled the lot and fired a shot at Lankford, hitting him in the abdomen.

Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Illana Spellman said Lankford was transported to a local hospital. Gwinnett Medical Center officials said Lankford was discharged Friday.

Investigators are urging anyone with information about the incident to call police at 770-513-5369.

The shooter is described as a white man with gray hair with a heavy build. He's said to have been wearing a blue shirt at the time of the incident.