Cherokee County

Cellphone video shows moment driver opened fire on Cherokee highway during road rage incident

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — New cellphone video shows the moment a driver opened fire on another car on a Cherokee County highway.

Deputies say a 25-year-old driver was trying to pass 61-year-old Wade McEwan of Acworth Highway 92, but McEwan blocked him several times earlier this week.

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When they got to a stop light, McEwan started to fire his gun. The younger driver turned around and started going in the opposite direction. Deputies said McEwan kept firing at the car and shot at least 14 rounds.

The victim was hit at least twice and taken to the hospital. He is expected to survive.


This new video posted on ATL Uncensored was shot from inside a car behind the victim’s. The family in the car can be heard starting to shout and scream when the shots start ringing out.

Luckily, no one else was hurt during the shooting.

McEwan is charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct and reckless driving.

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