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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - It was hot – in the low-90’s – Saturday afternoon when two motorcyclists westbound on Interstate 70 at O’Fallon, Missouri say they were cut off by a car.

The driver of the car pulled off the highway on Bryan Road, and so did the motorcycles.

Then, police say, it appears one of the motorcyclists had warm words with the driver of the car who claims the biker walked up and assaulted him.

The driver, a 65-year-old O’Fallon man, pulled a .380 pistol, shot the rider in the upper chest and drove off.

Later the man surrendered at the O’Fallon police station.

The wounded rider, from St. Ann,  is hospitalized, his wound not considered life-threatening.

Police say there’s no need for a confrontation to go that far. The thing to do, the O’Fallon police chief says, is pull out your cell phone – not your gun – and call 9-1-1.

The county prosecutor will consider possible charges in the O’Fallon case.

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