George Zimmerman Injured After Gun Is Reportedly Fired At His Car
A roadway shooting in central Florida occurred Monday that involved George Zimmerman, police confirm. Zimmerman reportedly suffered minor injuries from shattered glass after a bullet was fired into his car's passenger window. Early reports indicated that Zimmerman had been shot; we're not seeing evidence of that.
The incident occurred just before 1 p.m. ET; police are investigating, and the name of the person who fired the shot has not been released. We're expecting a news conference about the shooting at 4 p.m. ET.
Pictures from the scene in Lake Mary, a town near Orlando, show Zimmerman's grey Honda SUV on the side of the road, with a bullet hole in its passenger window.
Local TV news WESH reports:
"Zimmerman's attorney Don West said a bullet missed Zimmerman's head, but he was sprayed with glass from his vehicle's windshield and other debris. "West said Zimmerman has been released from the hospital."
The shooting is the latest in a string of incidents that have required police to talk with Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 17, in Sanford, Fla. In January, he was charged with aggravated assault after allegedly throwing a wine bottle at a woman in his home.
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