Based on video footage captured by other protesters, a white SUV was driving south on University Avenue before pulling into the right lane in an attempt to turn onto Center Street, said Deputy Chief of Police John Geyerman.
Several protesters began approaching the vehicle as it was attempting to force its way through and a male protester ran up to the SUV on the passenger side, pointed a handgun at the driver, and shot one round through the window, striking the driver.
The driver accelerated southbound onto University in an attempt to get to safety, Geyerman said.
The male protester who is seen shooting into the vehicle ran after the white SUV and shot a second round through the rear passenger window. Video footage then shows the protester concealing the firearm and continuing to protest.
Reports indicate that same male protester later approached another vehicle at 500 N. and University Avenue, striking and breaking the window with the same handgun, Geyerman said.
This is the second time I've read of some leftist asshole doing this. So far nobody has died, but that's not going to continue. As the gentleman at GFZ notes
IANAL but it seems if this is the new tactic for protesters against cars, slowing down is a bad idea.
The assholes probably consider this a win-win: they try to kill people for daring to not be blocked in, and when people start saying "Screw this, I'm not going to be a sitting target" and start going through protesters at speed, they'll scream that they're victims.