SD Teen Shoots at Uber Driver Over Social Media Posts: Police | NECN
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

SD Teen Shoots at Uber Driver Over Social Media Posts: Police

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    NBC 7
    San Diego police patrol car

    A 16-year-old teen fired several shots at his Uber driver's car following an argument over social media posts, San Diego Police said. 

    The incident happened late Saturday night at after 10 p.m. when a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old called an Uber to pick them up in Mission Beach. 

    The driver came and picked up the teens, dropping them off at a home in San Diego's Valencia Park neighborhood, police said. 

    When the teens got out, the 16-year-old realized he left his phone in the Uber and called the driver. The driver agreed to return the teen's phone after he finished driving the new passenger he had just picked up. 

    The new passenger went through the teen's phone and saw he was talking badly about the driver. They began posting on social media about it, according to SDPD. 

    When the driver returned the teen's phone, the two got in an argument over the social media posts, police said. 

    Eventually, police said, the driver drove away. As he left, the 16-year-old fired several shots, police said. 

    The bullets shattered some of the car's windows, police said.

    A representative for Uber told NBC 7 San Diego they have been in contact with the driver involved and are thankful he is okay. 

    The 16-year-old was arrested a short time later. He has not been identified. 

    Gunman Pleads Guilty in Road Rage Killing of 4-Year-Old Gi

    [NATL] Gunman Sentenced for Road Rage Killing of 4-Year-Old Girl
    Tony Torrez was sentenced to 16 years in jail in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Dec. 1, 2016 after he plead guilty to the murder of 4-year-old Lilly Garcia. Garcia was fatally shot in the head by Torrez in a 2015 road rage incident. (Published Friday, Dec. 2, 2016)

    The incident is under investigation. 

    No other information was immediately available.