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Thirteen shots flew into afternoon rush hour along I-95 southbound Tuesday after an enraged Jaguar driver pulled a gun on the driver of a Ford truck driver that twice had hit the shooter’s car as the pair muscled each other near a merge lane from Route 123, Virginia State Police said.

The Jaguar driver’s 2-year-old daughter was in the back seat as he got of his car, fired and hit the truck four times, said police. The men, both from Woodbridge, face charges. They, the girl and passing motorists were not injured in the incident.

Before the incident ended, both vehicles were briefly pinned along a Jersey barrier on the left side of I-95 and then sped along the right shoulder as the Jaguar driver pursued the truck as its driver fled after being fired on, state police said.

Police said the altercation — which they described as a “road rage incident” — unfolded shortly after 4 p.m., at the start of the evening rush hour, and wound up around half an hour later.

A Ford dump truck driven by James Bringham, 44, was merging onto the interstate from Route 123 “when it encountered” the Jaguar, driven by Gabriel Poventud, 25, state police said in a news release.

“The drivers of the two vehicles began engaging with one another in an aggressive manner,” the statement continued. The dump truck struck the Jaguar two times, and the vehicles “ended up on the left shoulder and pinned against the Jersey wall.”

Police alleged that Poventud got out of his car at that point, armed with a handgun, and fired 13 rounds at the truck, striking it at least four times.

The truck pulled out into traffic, and Poventud allegedly re-entered the Jaguar and gave chase.

About five miles later, the two cars were stopped by Virginia State Police Trooper B.W. Coleman, the statement said.

Poventud was charged with child endangerment, attempted homicide, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, shooting a missile into an occupied vehicle and reckless use of a firearm.

Bringham was charged with reckless driving.

State police said there were no reports of any other vehicles on I-95 being struck by bullets or any other motorists being injured during the incident.

This item has been updated since it was first published.