Minneapolis cops ask for public's help identifying Jeep in road rage shooting

Police didn't offer a description of the suspects.

Police didn't offer a description of the suspects.

If you know anyone who drives a tan Jeep and has a terrifying, potentially homicidal temper, the Minneapolis Police Department might need your help.

This afternoon, police released a few grainy images of the vehicle involved in a road rage shooting in south Minneapolis on Tuesday evening. A woman driving on Hennepin Avenue, near Groveland Avenue — in front of the Walker Art Center — said the Jeep cut her off, and she angrily honked in response.

The Jeep slowed down to let the woman pull even with it. As she did, someone inside the Jeep started shooting out. The woman was hit with four bullets — three in the arm, one in the stomach — and was lucky to get away with non-life-threatening injuries.

Despite the incident occurring in broad daylight, at rush hour, no less, they don't have much to go on. They released a few images that they hope will help an alert member of the public offer leads in the case.

There were three people inside the car at the time of the shooting, and the police statement doesn't indicate if it was the driver or a passenger who was pulling the trigger. No description of the suspect was offered.

Anyone who might be able to place a vehicle that looks like this in that neighborhood, and around that time of day Tuesday, or has any other substantive information should call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), 612-692-TIPS (8477), or by texting "MPD" followed by your tip to TIP-411 (847411). Tipsters whose help leads to a conviction may be eligible for a financial reward.