George Zimmerman has been involved in another shooting incident — and this time he’s on the receiving end.
Update: Authorities originally told CNN affiliate WESH that Zimmerman was shot in the face, causing an immediate social media storm. Updated reports from CNN say Zimmerman was injured with debris from the window that was hit by a bullet.
The man whose case sparked national protests and riots after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin and was subsequently acquitted of murder charges found himself involved in another gun-related incident Monday.
The shooting took place around 12:45 p.m. in Lake Mary, Fla., when police said Zimmerman was shot in the face after a confrontation with another driver, WESH-TV reported.
Authorities say his injuries appear to be minor.
“He walked normally into the ambulance, so he wasn’t being helped or nothing,” witness Ricardo Berrare told WESH. “They actually backed up the ambulance next to his driver side so he could walk into the door.”
“The officer was talking to him through the back window because the other one had a hole in it. It was all shattered,” he said.
Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell said the shooting may have been the culmination of an ongoing dispute between the two.
This story is still developing, but many on social media, including celebrities, disgustingly expressed glee at the news.
#Breaking #Video of #GeorgeZimmerman being treated after gunshot @WESH pic.twitter.com/7kWD6k8c2B
— Stewart Moore (@Stewartmoore) May 11, 2015
Appears to be bullet hole in window of vehicle at #GeorgeZimmerman shooting scene. Live video: http://t.co/vS2GJSfgPG pic.twitter.com/BOXbylcnRL
— Stewart Moore (@Stewartmoore) May 11, 2015
#Video from the scene of a shooing involving #Zimmerman pic.twitter.com/48jJpfuCrY
— Karla Ray (@KRayWFTV) May 11, 2015
Me outside of where George Zimmerman got shot at. You know God is so good. pic.twitter.com/Z3neVBQ7vF
— Jay Dior (@JayKenMinaj_) May 11, 2015
“George Zimmerman suffered from a gunshot to the face” Twitter: pic.twitter.com/6w8ooSVZA8
— Big Daddy Zayn (@MephobicMind) May 11, 2015
George Zimmerman was just shot in a road rage incident. I guess the other guy felt threatened and stood his ground? Oh, the irony.
— Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) May 11, 2015
LMFAOOOOOOOOOOO RT @kendall_7st: Someone shot George Zimmerman in the face ????? My reaction: pic.twitter.com/EJInuL6eQn
— #WIL (@DBlockDeuce_215) May 11, 2015
RT @ABC7: #BREAKINGNEWS George Zimmerman shot in face during confrontation with driver in Florida today pic.twitter.com/JabVafE9Uf
— Lida Newsom (@GuchBabyGuch) May 11, 2015
So dude who shot George Zimmerman “feared for his life” so he “stood his ground.” Wow.
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) May 11, 2015
Me when I heard that George Zimmerman got shot pic.twitter.com/ocqbmnPnQI
— küthy (@godlyputhy) May 11, 2015
Evil people never die man. Dick Cheney has been through 4 hearts and George Zimmerman got shot in the face and is still alive.
— Jacobe from Da Couch (@MUHFUGGINJKELLS) May 11, 2015
If there is a God, he’s trying his hardest to kill George Zimmerman.
— Davon Magwood (@davonmagwood) May 11, 2015
People when they hear George Zimmerman got shot but then realize that it’s only minor… pic.twitter.com/v3pawVEkVV
— Justin Giuliano (@NewJusticeDept) May 11, 2015
Do you think when George Zimmerman got shot he was like “Um, guys? I’m the one who does the shooting around here!” and then everyone LOLd?
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) May 11, 2015
Let me know when the gofundme is set up for the person that shot #GeorgeZimmerman.
— Erin Murray (@MsErinMurray) May 11, 2015
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