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Report: George Zimmerman Involved In Florida Road Rage Shooting

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LAKE MARY, Florida -

George Zimmerman was involved in a road-rage shooting incident Monday in central Florida, police tell CBS affiliate WKMG.

The shooting took place around 12:45 p.m. on Lake Mary Boulevard near Rinehart Road in Lake Mary, north of Orlando. Witnesses told WKMG the driver of an Infiniti opened fire on Zimmerman, who turned into a retail center on Waymont Court to get help.

A lawyer for Zimmerman, Don West, told CBS News Radio that Zimmerman was shot at while driving and was injured, but not by a bullet.

West told WKMG a bullet missed Zimmerman's head, but his client was sprayed with glass from his vehicle's windshield and other debris. He told the station Zimmerman was not seriously injured and was treated and released from a hospital.

It's not known what prompted the shooting, but police said two vehicles were involved, reports the station.

An SUV was also at the scene.

Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, was acquitted in 2013 in the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin in nearby Sanford, in a case that sparked protests and national debate about race relations.

The Justice Department later announced it was not bringing a civil rights case against Zimmerman.

Since his acquittal, Zimmerman has had several brushes with the law.

Those include two incidents involving allegations of assault by girlfriends, and his wife claiming he smashed her iPad.

Charges were either dropped or not pursued because of a lack of evidence.

Stay with us for updates. 

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