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George Zimmerman was shot today in an altercation in Lake Mary.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer Monday, May 11, 2015 5 years ago

George Zimmerman injured in shooting

Apparent violent incident
by: Isaac Babcock Managing Editor

UPDATE: Zimmerman was reportedly hit by flying broken glass from a shot driver's side window, rather than being hit by the bullet.

George Zimmerman has been involved in an alleged road rage shooting incident in Lake Mary this afternoon. The man who had become infamous for shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in an altercation in 2012 and escaping a conviction for it in 2013 was reportedly shot in today's incident.

Zimmerman was seen walking toward an ambulance unassisted after the incident, which reportedly involved two vehicles, one of which appears to have a bullet hole in its window. That footage was shot by WESH today.

Not much time has passed between incidents involving Zimmerman and violent altercations, with the Lake Mary man being arrested for three domestic violence incidents in the past two years following his acquittal in the Martin shooting.

Zimmerman in March released a video detailing his thoughts on the national uproar that followed the Martin shooting.

"In all fairness, you cannot feel guilty for surviving, for living," he said in the March video, released through the website of attorneys Ayo and Iken PLC, before accusing President Barack Obama of incendiary commentary.

In the interim period Zimmerman had been involved in a series of alleged physical altercations that led to police intervention, including domestic violence incidents, though he has avoided being prosecuted for any subsequent alleged crimes.

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